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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 ACTIVITIES 

  • Whitewater rafting trips on the Arkansas River
  • Zipline tours with AVA
  • Fly fishing
  • Horseback riding
  • Hiking
  • Mountain biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Camping, both at AVA’s Campground and other local spots
  • Hot springs

BUENA VISTA WHITEWATER RAFTING 

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.

Which is why people come back year after year to Buena Vista to enjoy whitewater rafting and other activities with AVA.

AVA’s Buena Vista Outpost is located just 14 miles north of the town of Buena Vista.

WHAT TO DO IN BUENA VISTA

Buena Vista sits smack in the middle of the longest chain of 14,000-foot peaks (15!) in the state of Colorado. Want to climb one? Most trailheads are an easy 10-30 minute drive from the town of Buena Vista.

Buena Vista is also home to the Eddyline Brewery, the Deerhammer Distilling Company, the Asian Palate, Brown Dog Café, the BV Roastery and several more yummy restaurants, coffee shop and drinking holes.

Because so many people come here to take advantage of the great outdoor recreation (particularly the whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River) it’s a fun and bustling place in the summer.

Camping options are unlimited: from commercial campgrounds to National Forest.

WHERE TO STAY & EAT IN BV

FOR LODGING IN BUENA VISTA, WE RECOMMEND: 

  • The AVA Cabins and AVA Campground, of course!
  • Vista Court Cabins
  • Thunder Lodge
  • Monarch Mountain Lodge
  • Ski Town Condos
  • South Main Property Management & Rentals

HIT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE SPOTS TO GRAB A DELICIOUS BITE: 

  • Asian Palate
  • Eddyline Restaurant & Brewery
  • The Evergreen Cafe
  • BV Roastery
  • K’s Dairy Delight (a BV classic)
  • Biggie’s Subs

Want to Take a Yoga Class? Check out JalaBlu Yoga.

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