Spend an evening under the Arkansas Valley stars at AVA’s Buena Vista campground. Located at the base of several 14,000-foot peaks, access to the Colorado Trail and several other hiking trails is literally out our back door.


The Highlights Of Your Trip

Our campsites are the perfect way to relax and not worry about driving multiple hours before and after your adventure. You’ll be located right at the outpost so you can wake up and enjoy your morning before your trip starts.

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How much


From $20

per night per site


What's included


  • Lodging

Trip Length


1 night and up


How Hard



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Adventure at Your Door

At our Buena Vista outpost, adventure is everywhere! Make things easy on yourself—stay with us the night before your trip and/or the night of your trip. Sleep under the stars and wake up ready to take on another day of adventure.

Walk-in campsites are nestled on a hillside behind our main lodge. The sites are flanked by a creek and have flat sand foundations for your tents. Each site fits one large tent or two small tents and comes with a fire ring and picnic table. Bathrooms and toilets are provided for campers.

Colorado Camping Gear


  • 9 on-site campsites
  • Each site fits 1 large or 2 small tents
  • Fire rings & picnic tables on each site
  • 24/7 access to bathrooms
  • Picnic tables & charcoal grill provided (charcoal not included)
  • Pet friendly
  • Sleeping bags available for rent
Picnic tables and tents in the camping area behind AVA's Buena Vista outpost.

What's Included


  • Fire rings & picnic tables
  • Charcoal grill
  • 24/7 access to bathrooms
  • Coffee at our outpost

Guests will need to provide all their own camping gear

Recommended check-in time is 3pm.

Trip Location

Rafters on smooth waters.

Buena Vista

40671 US-24
Buena Vista, CO 81211

If using Google Maps, ‘US 24 North’ is incorrect and will take you 10 miles south of us. Type in the address exactly as listed above to ensure correct directions.

On the hunt for a true mountain excursion?  Head to Buena Vista, Colorado to raft through a national monument on our Brown’s Canyon 1/2 day trip, fly above the Arkansas River Valley on our Mountaintop Zipline, or Rock Climb the majestic Granite Gorge Cliffs, where views of the majestic Collegiate Peaks will take your breath away.

AVA’s Buena Vista Outpost is located just over an hour from Summit County and under two and a half hours from Denver, Colorado.

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