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BUENA VISTA, CO

Centrally located between two majestic mountain ranges, Buena Vista, Colorado is a little town packed with scenery, fun and lots of adventure-loving folks. Don’t let its one stoplight fool you- you’ll find plenty of action here. If you like to play outside, Buena Vista’s world-class outdoor playground will keep you busy doing the fun things you love. AVA’s Buena Vista Outpost is just 15 minutes north of downtown, making “BV” our original hometown.

The Arkansas River runs right through town, and you can stroll or hike on trails that follow the river. Buena Vista rafting offers diverse river trips appropriate for first-timers all the way up to extreme adventures. You have to see the beauty of Buena Vista to believe it: everyone who comes to this town falls in love with it.

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Buena Vista Rafting & Other Activities

The Arkansas River runs right through town, and you can stroll or hike on trails that follow the river. Buena Vista rafting offers diverse river trips appropriate for first-timers all the way up to extreme adventures. You have to see the beauty of Buena Vista to believe it: everyone who comes to this town falls in love with it.

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What is the closest rafting to Buena Vista?

The Arkansas River runs through Buena Vista and is the most rafted river in the US. When visiting Buena Vista you have plenty of rafting options from the numbers and pine creek as well as beautiful Browns Canyon.

What is the closest zipline course to Buena Vista, Colorado?

The zipline course in Granite is only 15 minutes from downtown Buena Vista and it has incredible views of the Arkansas River as you zip through the Collegiate Peaks.

What is the best rafting near Buena Vista?

The best rafting trips near Buena Vista are Browns Canyon. You can raft through a national monument and enjoy fun rapids and unbelievable views.

When is the Buena Vista whitewater rafting season?

The Buena Vista rafting season typically starts at the end of April and can go through September. The season is dependent on the released water from the up stream dam. It typically releases the most water between May and July.

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Buena Vista Adventure Tips

Family-Friendly rafting near Buena Vista

Buena Vista is the perfect place for a family rafting trip with kids who are 7 years and older. The whole family will thoroughly enjoy their rafting trip!

Is it safe to go Rafting in Buena Vista?

The Arkansas River in Buena Vista is the rafting center of Colorado and therefore, rafting companies and guides have very high safety standards to make sure you enjoy your trip!

How long is the average rafting trip in Buena Vista?

Rafting trips vary in length. A half day trip in Buena Vista typically takes about 4 hours of your time. A 3/4 day trip typically takes about 5 hours and a full day will take about 6 hours.

What should you pack for a Buena Vista Rafting Trip?

Your rafting company will have wet suits for your trio. You will need to make sure you have shoes that are secured to your feet and dry clothes to change into after your trip.

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Top Outdoor Activities Near Buena Vista Colorado

  • ZIPLINING NEAR BUENA VISTA

    Ziplining in Buena Vista is an excellent activity to take in the unbelievable views of the mountains and river valley. The granite zipline course is incorporated into the mountain, so no platforms but instead hikes to each line. Learn more about ziplining.

  • VIA FERRATA NEAR BUENA VISTA

    Via ferrata is an unbeatable adventure that includes assisted climbing and traversing across a cliff face. Our granite course is only 15 minutes from Buena Vista and offers assisted mountain climbing about 100 feet about the river valley below.Learn more about via ferrata.

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ACTIVITY OPTIONS BASED ON LOCATION

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES NEAR BUENA VIISTA

Buena Vista, Colorado

Activities:

  1. Arkansas River Rafting
  2. Mountain Top Ziplining
  3. Granite Via Ferrata
  4. Rock Climbing
  5. Overnight & Multi-day Adventures
  6. Horseback Riding
  7. Lodging: Cabins and Campsites

Breckenridge, Colorado is about 1 hour north of Buena Vista

Activities:

  1. Blue River Rafting
  2. Hot Air balloons

Idaho Springs, Colorado is located 1 hour and 45 minutes north east of Buena Vista

Activities:

  • Clear Creek Canyon Rafting
  • Cliffside Ziplining
  • Mount Evans Via Ferrata

Kremmling, Colorado is located 2 hours north of Buena Vista Colorado

Activities:

  1. Upper Colorado Rafting Trips
  2. Stand Up Padddle Boards
  3. Inflatable Kayaks
  4. Fly Fishing Trips
  5. River & Rafting Gear Rentals
  6. Off-Roading UTV Rentals
  7. Horseback riding
  8.  Guided Hiking
  9. Overnight and Multi-day Adventures

 

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