Year-Round Fun

There’s never a dull season around here! Click each season to browse activities to keep you as busy or relaxed as you want to be. 

Spring, Summer, Fall & Winter Photos by Mountain Spirit Photography

Discover Buena Vista, Colorado, USA

Explore the twelve 14,000 ft. plus mountains (fourteeners), two natural hot springs, one national monument, and the World famous Arkansas River all right here in our valley.  Your options are endless in BV!  Buena Vista is an amazing community with breathtaking views, friendly locals, and so much more.  Scroll down this page to explore some of the many things there are to do and see.  Click on the links to discover even more and then come and enjoy!

The Great Outdoors

Complete with the Rocky Mountains, Arkansas River, Colorado sunshine and mild winter climate, Buena Vista is the perfect outdoor playground! GREAT OUTDOORS

Whitewater Rafting

Consistently named one of the best places for whitewater rafting in America, Buena Vista is proud to offer a variety of rafting options on the Arkansas River. WHITEWATER RAFTING


We are surrounded by 12 fourteen thousand foot mountains -the greatest concentration of 14,000 ft. peaks on the continent. Take in magnificent views that inspire both visitors and local residents every day. HIKING

Hot Springs

Buena Vista is home to TWO hot springs with two different aquifers!  You can enjoy these 100% natural, bubbling hot springs right after whitewater rafting, hiking, skiing or any Buena Vista adventure. HOT SPRINGS


The Buena Vista area offers off road and OHV adventures for riders of all skill levels.
Join us Sept. 18-22 with the OHVing in 14er Country a
Self-Guided Off Road Rally – Register Today space is limited!

Local Parks

Our parks offer play places for kayakers, trail hikers, dog walkers, dirt bikers, skateboarders, disc golfers, tennis players, and anyone else who loves green spaces with magnificent views! LOCAL PARKS

Scenic Drives

Don’t be deceived by the drive time… you’ll be pulling over and snapping selfies all along the way! Check out three different itineraries for your driving tour. SCENIC DRIVES

Arts & Culture

Trade your hiking boots and wet suits for dry clothes and a dry martini as you explore are arts & culture. ARTS & CULTURE


Buena Vista offers fine dining, casual dining and food trucks to suite any taste – not to mention our breweries and distillery. DINING


Shop boutiques and bookstores, kayaks and crafters. SHOPPING



Refresh after a glorious day in the mountains. RELAX & REJUVENATE



Play a relaxing round of golf at 8,000 ft with Mt. Princeton in the background at Collegiate Peaks Golf Course.



Kids & Family

Explore splash parks, fishing ponds, farms and an abundance of outdoor activities appropriate for kids of every age. KIDS & FAMILY




Be prepared for beautiful days and crisp nights, and whatever else the forecast holds for our mountain climate. WEATHER


Weddings & Venues

Begin or Renew Your Legacy of Love With a Majestic Mountain Wedding in the Heart of the Rockies. WEDDINGS & VENUES