Buena Vista is located at the base of the Continental Divide and is a great destination for rafting, fishing, cycling, and mountain hiking. Its friendly locals and naturally stunning location have made the town a quiet yet much sought-after tourist destination. From hot springs to cool activities (think fly-fishing and four-wheeling adventures), visitors can enjoy it all here.
Soaking in the Hot Springs
Soaking in the hot springs is a popular activity all through the year at Buena Vista. Mount Princeton hot spring is great for those looking for outdoor bathing while Salida hot spring features an indoor pool. Cottonwood is another great hot springs spot. In addition to the rejuvenating hot spring dips, visitors can also enjoy luxurious spa treatments and relaxing massages at these destinations.
Go Rafting at Arkansas River
Extreme adventure lovers will thrive in the waters of Arkansas River. According to American Adventure Expeditions, Buena Vista waters are perfect for some serious whitewater rafting and kayaking. Enjoy dramatic drops in a surreal natural setting of the Brown and the Bighorn Sheep Canyons. Pine Creek and Royal Gorge are excellent for seasoned rafters and kayakers. For classification levels and other details about picking the best trip, contact an expert Buena Vista rafting company.
Hiking on Buena Vista’s Numerous Trails
Buena Vista has a virtually endless number of hiking and mountain biking trails. Several parts of the Continental Divide and Colorado Trail make for top notch hiking paths that allow to witness up close and personal the region’s pristine lakes, spectacular gorges, and other dramatic landscapes. Hartenstein Lake, Ptmargian Lake and the Barbara Whipple Trail make for family-friendly hiking trails.
Buena Vista Adventures
Buena Vista’s stunning topography offers the perfect backdrop for a variety of outdoor recreational activities such as swimming in the hot springs, whitewater river rafting, kayaking and hiking along its action-packed trails. If these don’t impress you much, there’s cross country skiing, snowboarding, fishing and so much more.