3 Colorado Getaways that are Perfect for a Technology Free Weekend (Idaho Springs, Buena Vista, Kremmling)
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3 Colorado Getaways that are Perfect for a Technology Free Weekend (Idaho Springs, Buena Vista, Kremmling)

Every now and then it is important to take a step away from “real life” and reconnect with nature.  One of the best ways to re-center yourself is to leave your technology behind. Social media is great at keeping everyone connected to one another, but it can also take a huge emotional toll. Let us talk about the best places you can go to disconnect and experience thrilling adventures. 

Mount Evans Via Ferrata Climbing Experience in Idaho Springs 2022

Idaho Springs 

You do not need to get too far outside the city before you get back into nature.  Idaho Springs is only 30 minutes outside of Denver, but it feels like the perfect little mountain town. Idaho Springs is an old gold mining town that is brimming with rich history, and there are so many activities available that you will want to spend a few days exploring them.  There is a mining museum that offers hands-on history lessons and a hot spring to help you relax after a full day of walking around town. And if you want to experience some more excitement on your visit, check out all of the activities AVA Rafting & Zipline has to offer.  You can rent bikes, zipline through the trees at the base of Mount Evans, whitewater raft through the valley where the Gold Rush took place, and much more! Be sure to come check out our award-winning zipline course while you are in the area. 

The Numbers Rafting on the Arkansas River

Buena Vista 

If you want to get out of town completely, check out our Buena Vista Outpost.  This small-town packs a big punch when it comes to adventures. Have you ever wanted to go horseback riding or try your hand at fly-fishing? Buena Vista is sure to have what you’re looking for. Extend your stay and book a night in one of our rustic cabins or camp under the stars at our campground. Our Buena Vista Outpost has water for every level of adventurer. No matter if you are taking your first rafting trip or your hundredth, the Arkansas River is sure to be exciting. 

fly fishing the arkansas river


This Outpost offers the best of both worlds. While you are on your adventure you will feel far away from everything, but you are only an hour outside of Breckenridge.  You can take yourself down the river on an inflatable kayak or stand-up paddle board, or leave the guiding to the professionals and just take a float trip. If you want to stay longer, consider one of our overnight trips for your next adventure.  Our guides will work with your group on the menu to make sure your trip is perfect. If you would prefer to take yourself down the river, you can rent our gear and optional shuttle services.  No matter what you are looking to do on the water, you can find it in Kremmling. 

No matter where you decide to recreate this summer, AVA has something for everyone. Give us a call today and let our agents create the perfect weekend getaway for you. Just remember to leave your tech behind so you can unwind and recharge.  We will see you out there! 


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Victoria M.
Victoria is a contributing member of the AVA
Sales & Marketing team. She’s an avid traveler,
speaks 3 languages, and has fond memories of
growing up on her parent’s cat farm.