Welcome to Buena Vista, Colorado

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Originally settled due to the abundance of water from the Arkansas River for agriculture, Buena Vista has since become the top destination in Colorado for river sports. Along with its world-class whitewater rafting and kayaking, Buena Vista also boasts some of the best UTV/ATV trails and snow fields in the state. With a recent expansion of the downtown district, Buena Vista also offers a variety of local shops, restaurants, galleries, and is home to arguably the best brewery in Colorado – Eddyline. 


3 Distinct Riding Locations

Natural Hot Springs

Lodging Packages

Downtown on the Arkansas River

Adventure Rentals in Buena Vista, Colorado

Guided and UnGuided Options are Available. Call for Reservations: 719-966-5233 or Book Online Below

Where is Buena Vista?

Off the beaten path of the more famous resorts of Aspen and Vail, Buena Vista acts as basecamp for those looking to explore the Collegiate Peaks and the trails around and near the famous Browns Canyon. The town itself is about a 90-minute drive west of Colorado Springs and Denver or about 90 minutes south of both Vail and Breckenridge in good weather. Only accessible in the summer months, Buena Vista is also a 90-minute drive away from Aspen via Independence Pass.

What To Do in Buena Vista:

River Rafting, Whitewater Kayaking, Hiking, Camping, Festivals, RZR Tours, Dirt Biking, Driving Tours, Onewheel Tours, Fishing, Horseback Riding, and Mountain Biking.

Lodging and Corporate Groups:


Having recently partnered with the Surf Hotel and Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort and Spa, our Buena Vista location can accommodate corporate groups, wedding parties, family reunions, and more. Each location offers its own unique atmosphere. For those wanting to relax and sit pool side, the hot springs is for you. If you’re looking to be within walking distance to restaurants, breweries, and local shops, the Surf Hotel is premier location in Buena Vista.

Buena Vista Summer Trail Map