Buena Vista, Colorado








Buena Vista, Colorado is situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in the Upper Arkansas River Valley. The mountain town boasts of stunning views and thrilling outdoor adventure. The Sawatch Mountain Range contains some of Colorado’s highest peaks and provides magnificent views that inspire anyone who sees them. Many of these peaks are named after universities, such as Mount Princeton, Mount Harvard and Mount Yale, earning the title “Collegiate Peaks”.

Flowing through Buena Vista is the Arkansas River, Colorado’s #1 rafted river. Surrounding the Arkansas River is Browns Canyon with its beautiful granite walls that tower over the river. The Browns Canyon National Monument is 21,586 acres of unspoiled canyons, rivers and backcountry forest in and around Buena Vista

Buena Vista’s mountains, river and wilderness area make this town a perfect playground for a range of outdoor activities such as mountain biking, hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, rock climbing, hunting, horseback riding and a host of other adventures.


Buena Vista is known for the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway and the stunning 360 views from the road.

April has chosen Buena Vista as an overnight tour stop on the Southern Colorado Motorcylcle Tour, and participants will spend the night at the Best Western – Vista Inn. Dinner for the tour stop in Buena Vista will be at the Wesley & Rose Restaurant inside The Surf Hotel. 


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Photo Credits:
Town of Buena Vista
The Surf Hotel
Arkansas River 


Beautiful View Rides
30699 Co Rd 361, Buena Vista, CO 81211