Off Road Adventures

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

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Off-Road & Jeeping In Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Off roaders find spectacular scenery and access to remote mountain areas throughout Chaffee County. Non-technical rolling cruises such as Marshall Pass, a network of trails of varied challenges in the Fourmile Travel Management Area near Buena Vista and epic hard-core routes for the most serious of four-wheelers such as Iron Chest are among explorer’s choices.


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Jeeping Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado


Drive your Jeep to the top of a 14,000-foot peak. You cannot do that in many places, but here in Chaffee County you can. Jeep and off road enthusiasts challenge this terrain each year, some successfully and some not. Jeep tours and rentals are available in Buena Vista and Salida.

ATV & Side-By-Side

ATV and Side by Sides

Moderate ride routes are found in the Fourmile Travel Management Area just east of Buena Vista. Campsites are located throughout the area. Marshall Pass is also popular for off-roaders and has multiple dispersed camping sites, as well as stream and lake fishing. Rent yours in Buena Vista or Salida.

Dirt Biking

Dirt Biking

Long loop routes with multiple high passes can be run near St. Elmo. Tin Cup, Tomichi, Williams and Hancock passes (Hancock open only in August) can be combined for an amazing day of riding. The Big Bend area north of Poncha Springs is home to an OHV track. Dirt bike rentals are available in Salida.

Ride In Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Four Mile Travel Management Area

The Fourmile Travel Management Area near Buena Vista is 100,000 acres of unique geology and a temperate microclimate. It is often accessible during winter months for hiking, cycling, trail-running, off-highway vehicles and other outdoor pursuits.

Stay The Trail

Chinaman Gulch Loop

Skill Level: Extremely Difficult

Skill Level: Extremely Difficult Trail Length: ¾ Mile Nearby Towns: Buena Vista This is an extremely challenging and trail and is only recommended for experienced, hardcore off-road enthusiasts with the proper aftermarket parts and 4×4 accessories. Huge tires are recommended and don’t be surprised if you were to flip your vehicle or damage it here, so proceed with caution. If you’re looking for the challenge of all challenges, this is the place to go! A below timberline route, this trail is close to seven miles long. Extreme off-roaders with high clearance rock crawlers face multiple obstacles including Rock Garden, Rock Pile, Whale’s Tail, The Stairs and The Chutes. This is an impressive place to watch rock crawlers in action.

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Buena Vista & Salida, Colorado

Marshall Pass

In the southern end of the county, south of Poncha Springs off U.S. 285, Marshall Pass is a popular off-road recreation, camping and fishing area. Highlights are dispersed camping sites and a newly-renovated U.S. Forest Service campground at O’Haver Lake.

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Marshall Pass

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