Things to do around Salida & Buena Vista

Chaffee County
  • Fly high at an aerial adventure park or zip line tour.
  • Ride the Monarch scenic tram.
  • Fish the Arkansas River.
  • Raft or kayak through Browns Canyon National Monument.
  • Soak in one of our natural and odorless hot springs.
  • Ski or snowboard at Monarch Mountain.
  • Hike a 14er – with 12 to choose from.
  • Explore the backcountry by dogsled, horseback or llama.
  • Hike or mountain bike along the classic Monarch Crest Trail – or choose from dozens of other routes.

Get all the details here…

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Chaffee County Visitors Bureau
Buena Vista & Salida
ColorfulColorado.com

Buena Vista Visitors Center
343 Hwy 24 South, Buena Vista CO 81211
719-395-6612
BuenaVistaColorado.org

Salida Visitors Center
406 West Hwy 50, Salida CO 81201
877-772-5432
SalidaChamber.org

Water
Water

Enjoy float trips, kayaking, whitewater parks for kayakers, river surfers and SUPs, or convenient fishing access points and high alpine lakes.

ATTRACTIONS
ATTRACTIONS

Experience an adrenaline-filled activity at a zipline or adventure parks, or spend a day relaxing day with a round of golf or soaking in a natural hot springs.

History
History

Explore the history of the area, visit historic townsites, on interpretive mining history trails, or visit a dinosaur museum.

Snow
Snow

Go skiing or snowboarding at Monarch Mountain or Ski Cooper, find miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling, XC skis, snowshoes or fat bike.

Mountains
Mountains

The Central Mountains have the highest concentration of 14ers in Colorado, old mining roads and hundreds of miles of trails.