Lake, Chaffee, Fremont and Custer Counties
Full of adventure, waiting to be discovered
Lake County is home to Leadville and Twin Lakes, where you’ll find 14,440-foot Mt. Elbert, Colorado’s highest peak, as well as fascinating mining history.
The popular river towns of Buena Vista and Salida are in Chaffee County, but you’ll find plenty to do on land, including top-rated mountain bike trails, downhill and cross-country skiing, and seemingly endless Jeep roads for exploring.
Fremont County is famous for the Royal Gorge Bridge, but also check out Cañon City and Florence for great festivals, museums (dinosaurs!), antiques and culture.
Custer County is an undiscovered gem. Our twin towns of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff overlook a broad valley and stunning peaks, offering small-town sensibilities and year-round Dark Skies star parties.
Go skiing or snowboarding at Monarch Mountain or Ski Cooper, find miles of groomed trails for snowmobiling, XC skis, snowshoes or fat bike.
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.
The Central Mountains have the highest concentration of 14ers in Colorado, old mining roads and hundreds of miles of trails.
Enjoy float trips, kayaking, whitewater parks for kayakers, river surfers and SUPs, or convenient fishing access points and high alpine lakes.
Explore the history of the area, visit historic townsites, on interpretive mining history trails, or visit a dinosaur museum.