Local Area Attractions
Rafting on the Arkansas River
Whitewater raft with High Altitude Adventures (on site). 15 years of river running experience. They are Arkansas River specialists.
Whether you're interested in a thrilling whitewater experience or a scenic float down one of the most beautiful stretches of river in Colorado, Black Diamond Expeditions pull out all the stops, every time.
Hiking Collegiate Peaks
Hike Collegiate Peaks to the top! 14,000 feet.
San Isabel National Forest
You can go horseback riding, hiking and biking into the San Isabel National Forest. You'll find lots of old mining areas.
Saint Elmo Ghost Town and Winfield, Vicksburg and Turret Ghost Towns
A trip out West is not complete without an outing to one of the regions ghost towns. Saint Elmo, southwest of Buena Vista, is the best-known ghost town in the region but Turret, Winfield and Vicksburg are worth noting. On roads through the backcountry, you may also find relics of old towns that no longer exist on present-day maps, monuments to boom and bust mining cycles of the past 120 years. Virtually all the old buildings are privately owned. Leave the buildings as you found them.
Chalk Cliffs Rearing Unit Trout Hatchery
To see trout at all stages of their development, plan a visit to a trout hatchery. It is open to the public year round.