Buena Vista RZR Tours
Four Mile Recreation Area
Beginner to Advanced RZR Tours
Call for reservations: 719-966-5233
Buena Vista RZR Tours:
Beginner to Advanced
– $329: 2-Seat, Full-Day Guided
– $229: 2-Seat, Half-Day Guided
– $379: 4-Seat, Full-Day Guided
– $279: 4-Seat, Half-Day Guided
– $399: 2-Seat, Full-Day UnGuided
– $325: 2-Seat, Half-Day UnGuided
– $449: 4-Seat, Full-Day UnGuided
– $379: 4-Seat, Half-Day UnGuided
Season: Mid-May thru Mid-October
Four Mile Recreation Area Overview
Don’t let the name fool you… the enormous Four Mile Recreational Area located just two miles outside of Buena Vista is local favorite for good reason. Endless adventure abounds from its nearly 100,000 acres of public lands awaiting your discovery. There are plenty of fun trails to explore offering some great climbs and descents for new drivers as well as challenging terrain for the more experienced operator. Four Mile falls in the eastern portion of the valley making it more arid, though some areas do feature mature hard wood growth. This leaves the space open to some amazing views of the Collegiate Peaks Range which span from Buena Vista to nearly Salida.
A favorite among our riders is the Four Mile Area Trail. This 11.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail that can be accessed from our starting point and taking County Road 376 which features beautiful wild flowers and spectacular views along the way. This is a great trail for all skill levels and provides a thorough introduction into the area’s diverse geology with creek crossings, rock climbs, grassy pastures, dense forrest, and a partial traversing of Limestone Ridge.
And here’s another trail that never disappoints. Taking County Road 375 all the way to County Road 377 (about 4 miles), and then taking 377 until it dead ends (about 2.75 miles) will provide a panorama view of Mt. Harvard, Mt. Yale, and Mt. Princeton unsurpassed by any other trail. The breathtaking beauty of the landscape provides the perfect picture opportunity for that quintessential Colorado photo filled with majestic peaks. You’ll also be able to view the Arkansas River appearing as a distant silver ribbon carving its way through the valley below.
For the more experienced driver there are a number of unmarked 4×4 trails meant for serious off-roading. Be aware that these trails are not aways referenced on maps so do make a point to note landmarks and direction in order to make your way back. The rugged terrain of Four Mile finds its genesis in a series of ancient, dramatic natural events so keep a look out for the castle-like ruins of the Wall Mountain Tuff, the result of lava flow from an explosive volcanic eruption, and an ancient geologic upthrust known as the Great Unconformity. There’s even a small natural bridge to look for while you’re out there.
With plenty of places to camp in Four Mile, an option for out-of-towners to consider is finding a good campsite and then using it as a base of operation during a full-day rental. This allows for easy access to your personal belongings, ease of lunch preparation, and general area familiarity while exploring these uniquely special lands.
What to Bring:
A pack filled with water, snacks, and sunscreen is a must.