Cotopaxi / Arkansas River KOA

Open April 1 - October 30

Reserve: 800-562-2686

Info: 719-275-9308

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21435 US Highway 50

Cotopaxi, CO 81223

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Events

Campground Events

Welcome Spring!

Campground
Apr 1 - 30, 2017

Opening Day 2017! Welcome spring with us! Water is not turned on in all sites till mid-April (dependent on weather) but there will be water available at the main restrooms and A-Frame/Store. The Deluxe River Sites do have water on year round. SEE OUR HOT DEAL!

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Our Anniversary Weekend Celebration!

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Apr 28 - May 3, 2017

Come and join us to celebrate our 18th year owning the Cotopaxi KOA and Loma Linda Motel. This weekend we will rollback rates to the year we bought the campground...1999! - Have some cake WITH US and C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E!
NEW this year we will also honor this offer on May 2nd and 3rd for those unable to make weekend stays! SEE OUR HOT DEALS!

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Eta Aquarius Meteor Shower.

Campground
May 5 - 6, 2017

Our campground is located in a great area to view the night sky. Westcliffe is a dark skies community! In fact the highest in North America! "Westcliffe and adjoining town Silver Cliff are the crown jewels in the United States of a movement called Dark Sky. The international crusade seeks to make sure that future generations can see the Milky Way the way our ancestors did, before the advent of the light bulb. The valley west of Westcliffe/Silver Cliff is the best place to see stars for two reasons – the altitude, which at 8,000 feet, puts you closer to the stars than any other Dark Sky community in North America..."-The Colorado Independent.  So come and join us for a magnificent view of the skies if mother nature cooperates!

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Mothers Day Weekend! Care Camps Big Weekend!

Campground
May 12 - 14, 2017

This weekend is for celebrating Mom!!! For the seventh year in a row, the first 20 moms to reserve will receive a free gift handmade by Amy and Co. Pottery!

This is also KOA's Care Camps Big Weekend, so look for the logo on our reservation page and choose it to get one night for $10. One hundred percent of the $10 dollars collected will go to Care Camps Across the nation!

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Colorado Whitewater Spring Training Camp

Campground
May 19 - 21, 2017

Training will happen this weekend for  the Colorado Whitewater Association.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Campground
May 26 - 29, 2017

Kick Off the summer at the Arkansas River KOA and Loma Linda Motel! We will Celebrate the official start to the summer with the pool opening, the always popular Hay ride, Saturday's Ice Cream Social, Crafts and Relaxation! We hope you'll join us!

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Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend:

Campground
May 26 - Sep 9, 2017

During the summer months our heated pool is open from 10am to 9pm everyday. We have a free Hayride  Friday and Saturday evenings as well as an Ice Cream Social on Saturday after the hayride. Year round activities include horseshoe pits, playground, hiking, fishing, mini-golf, game room, shuffleboard, ping pong, gold panning, bird and wildlife watching and guided crafts in the ArT ShED Saturday afternoons from 2-5pm. Make your online reservation now to plan your FUN- time and don't forget to add the value card during your reservation for 10% off any stay (except the Loma Linda Motel) at any KOA!

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Schools Out Celebration!

Campground
Jun 9 - 10, 2017

This weekend we celebrate the kids completing another year of school! Each child will receive a  "Cotopaxi Reward Card"..thats right, not a report card, a REWARD card!- Kids stay free (subject to people/site limits)!
AND each student enjoys-

*-free round of mini-golf
*-bargain ping pong
*-free ice cream social sundae (Saturday)
*-free snack each day
*-bargain popcorn/hot chocolate
*-free ice pops/popsicle
*-bargain ceramic decorating

Come Join Us! SEE OUR HOT DEAL!

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Independence Day Celebration

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Jun 30 - Jul 4, 2017

Join us in a good old fashioned  celebration of  our nation's birthday.  We will have a parade (join us with your bikes, kids, fun unusual vehicles!), red-white and blue tie-dye, ceramic crafts and fireworks! The pool will be open and the hayride running all weekend with a special Americana Ice Cream Social on Saturday and a Watermelon Social on Sunday! We have lots of crafting this weekend with a red, white and blue theme, including domino art, tie-dye and ceramics.

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Wild West Weekend & Persiod Meteor Shower

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Aug 11 - 12, 2017

Join us for a weekend of western fun. Bring your western duds and ten gallon hats! This weekend we will have the BB Gun Target Shoot, Bow-n-Arrow demonstration, Spitoon spitt'n contest, Cow Chip Bullseye Toss and the ever popular Hold ‘Em Up Hayride, Western crafts and Western Prizes! In the evening after the hayride we will have our Ice Cream Social.  This weekend is also a great weekend to view the  Persiod Meteor shower which this year, weather permitting may show up to 44 meteors per hour!

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Labor Day Weekend

Campground
Sep 1 - 4, 2017

Celebrate Labor Day, the first Monday in September, which is a holiday created to honor  the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country..  This weekend surround yourself and family with the beauty of the Arkansas River and the Bighorn Sheep Canyon. Hay ride, Ice cream social, tie-dye and other crafts!  Leave your trailer/motorhome and come back next weekend for our Annual Pig Roast by Karl and Laura Johnson!

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Annual Pig Roast Weekend

Campground
Sep 8 - 9, 2017

Join us for our annual pig roast on Saturday by Laura and Karl Johnson. We will have many activities planned and big store discounts for the whole weekend.  Weather permitting, the pool will still be open! SEE OUR HOT DEAL!

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Octoberfest!

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Sep 22 - 23, 2017

Welcome the fall with us! We will have Fall crafts in the art shed! For dinner we will serve a German feast of Brats, German potato salad, red cabbage and German chocolate cake with dark root beer.

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Cotopaxi KOA & Loma Linda Motel Customer Appreciation

Campground
Sep 29 - 30, 2017

This weekend is a "Thank You!" to all our great customers and friends for the past year. We will have various sales and giveaways to end the year.  If you can not make it this weekend we have added another Hot Deal for Tuesday and Wednesday, October 3 and 4, to thank our customers that can't make it on the weekend! SEE OUR HOT DEALS!

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Cotopaxi KOA and Loma Linda Motel Weekday Appreciation!

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Oct 3 - 4, 2017

For all our customers that can't make a weekend event we have added a midweek Appreciation Hot Deal! Stay Tuesday October 3rd and get Wednesday October 4th FREE! Our way of saying "Thank You!" for your business and support this year! SEE OUR HOT DEAL!

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Draconid Meteor Shower!

Campground
Oct 6 - 7, 2017

This weekend the Draconid Meteor Shower will be at its peak! "The radiant point for the Draconid meteor shower almost coincides with the head of the constellation Draco the Dragon in the northern sky. That's why the Draconids are best viewed from the Northern Hemisphere. The Draconid shower is a real oddity, in that the radiant point stands highest in the sky as darkness falls. That means that, unlike many meteor showers, more Draconids are likely to fly in the evening hours than in the morning hours after midnight. This shower is usually a sleeper, producing only a handful of languid meteors per hour in most years. But watch out if the Dragon awakes! In rare instances, fiery Draco has been known to spew forth many hundreds of meteors in a single hour. In 2017, watch the Draconid meteors at nightfall and early evening On October 7 and 8, before the bright waning gibbous moon rises into the sky at early-to-mid evening.-Earthsky website 

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40 Shades of Fall

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Oct 13 - 14, 2017

This will be a great weekend  to stroll around the campground and view the fall color while identifying more than 40 different types of trees and shrubs that have been planted over the last two decades! Bring your "tree questions" to ask ...we have tried almost everything related to trees! We will then have a "tree related"  craft and fall themed treats (think spiced apples and cinnamon!) in the afternoon.  Fun for all ages!

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Haunted Halloween Weekend

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Oct 27 - 28, 2017

Get in the Halloween spirit with our haunted hayride, scary campfire stories, Halloween-themed crafts, games and prizes, and costume party as well as a very haunted "house" in our pavilion. We will have a Halloween/Fall themed potluck at 5 pm Saturday, so bring your favorite gruesome dish to share. This is usually also a great weekend to see some beautiful fall color on the Arkansas River! SEE OUR HOT DEALS!

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Local Area Events

Canon City Music and Blossom Festival

Local
May 4 - 7, 2017

Parade, Carnival, Rodeo, Music and Craft fair at Veterans Park and around town.

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Canon City Hwy 50 Yard sale

Local
May 19 - 20, 2017

Yard sales all along Hwy 50

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Westcliffe Brew with a view and Vino too

Local
May 20, 2017

also a chili cookoff

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Canon City Flashback on Main Street

Local
May 20, 2017

Car Show
Music and Dance on Main Street featuring Pure Prairie League

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Buena Vista Paddlefest

Local
May 26 - 29, 2017

Weekend water festival for all ages

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Salida Memorial Day celebrations

Local
May 26 - 29, 2017

10th Anniversary of the Salida Circus
Bluegrass on the Arkansas music festival
Memorial Day celebrations

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Westcliffe Summer in the Park series

Local
May 26 - Sep 3, 2017, Every Week

 Free concert most Sundays, 2:00-5:00pm @ Westcliffe Feed Store Amphitheater & Park, Refreshments available, www.westcliffefeedstore.com
5/26 Jimmy Stadler
6/4James Lee Stanley
6/11 Sangre de Cristo Community Band
7/2 Byrd & Street
7/16 The Rifters
7/23 The Crestone Trio
7/30 Bruce Hays
8/6 Junct 5-12
8/13 Smythe & Taylor
8/20 Tom Munch
8/27 Blue Canyon Boys
9/3 Lliama Christy

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Canon City Memorial Day events

Local
May 27 - 29, 2017

Balloon Classic Hot Air Balloon race/events and other events for Memorial Day

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Westcliffe Memorial Day Observance

Local
May 29, 2017

Ceremonies and activities, including a pancake breakfast

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Salida Farmers Market

Local
Jun 3 - Sep 30, 2017, Every Week

Saturdays 8:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
Alpine Park
5th Street & E Street

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Canon City Farmer's Market

Local
Jun 6 - Sep 26, 2017, Every Week

Local fresh produce and hand crafts at Veteran's Park.

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Canon City Entertainment in the park

Local
Jun 6 - Aug 29, 2017, Every Week @ 6:30pm - 8pm

Every Tuesday night at Veterans ParkJune 6 >Southern Colorado CommunityJune 13 >CoopersonicsJune 20 > Northern Wind DancersJune 27 >Geezers Beer GardenJuly 4 >Indigo Way Beer GardenJuly 11 >Deja BluzJuly 18 >Old Dogs BandJuly 25 > Adam Ashley and the All Cash Band Beer GardenAugust 1 >Lobo Loggins and FriendsAugust 8 > Foggiest NotionAugust 15 >Tom Simms & the Blue Pepper BandAugust 22 >River City Blues BandAugust 29 >Atomic Fireballs Band Beer Garden

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Canon City Car Show

Local
Jun 9 - 10, 2017
719-371-3890

Centennial Park

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Buena Vista Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo

Local
Jun 10 - 11, 2017

95th annual rodeo

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Westcliffe Farmer's Market

Local
Jun 14 - Oct 4, 2017, Every Week

Fresh produce, eggs, baked goods and hand crafted items

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Westcliffe Shakespere in the Sangres

Local
Jun 15 - 25, 2017

Romeo and Juliet
6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25

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Salida FIBARK festival

Local
Jun 15 - 18, 2017

America's Oldest Whitewater Festival 
See website for event schedule

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Rock n Soul Jam

Local
Jun 17, 2017

New to the Valley for 2017, Wet Mountain Broadcasting Corp. and KLZR 91.7 FM present a 1-day, musical excursion to the past. With the majestic Sangre de Cristo Mountains as a backdrop, four diverse regional bands perform great music from the 60s, 70s and 80s – the Valley's own RimFire – ‘Straight Shootin' Rock n Roll'; the PA Rockers – ‘Full-Throttle 60s and 70s Rock'; Boogie Machine (a perennial top 5 pick of Denver's Best Bands) – ‘Disco/Dance Music of the 70s'; and, Biff Gore (The Voice Season 6 Contestant) – ‘A Powerful Soul and Motown Sound'. Outdoors at A Painted View Ranch. ‘Sing Along' and ‘Get Up and Dance'.

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Salida ArtWalk

Local
Jun 23 - 25, 2017

This historic mountain town is the home of the first certified Creative District in Colorado, and once you visit you'll know why. This town lives and breathes creativity everyday, all year long.Salida Art Walk features the best local and regional artists exhibiting their dynamic works, musicians both on the streets and at participating venues, a variety of unique street performers, and artist demos in many locations throughout the event. See website for event schedule

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Canon City Royal Gorge Whitewater Festival

Local
Jun 23 - 24, 2017

Centennial Park
1pm - 11pm Friday
7:30 am - 11pm Saturday
See website for event schedule

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Canon City Park after Dark Concert

Local
Jul 1, 2017, 6pm - 10pm

At the Royal Gorge
John Michael Montgomery
Pam Tillis
See website for information and prices

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Westcliffe 4th of July Celebration

Local
Jul 4, 2017

Fireworks at Lake Deweese

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Canon City 4th of July Celebrations

Local
Jul 4, 2017

Fireworks

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Westcliffe High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival

Local
Jul 6 - 9, 2017

4 day bluegrass festival. See website for details

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Salida 21st annual Brewers Rendevous

Local
Jul 8, 2017

One-day brewfest in beautiful Riverside Park in downtown Salida. Sample the different and unique beers by specialty craft brewers from around Colorado.

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Westcliffe Custer County Fair

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Jul 10 - 16, 2017

4H county fair activities

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Westcliffe Parade, Rodeo and Dance

Local
Jul 14 - 16, 2017

7/14 Ranch Rodeo and dance 
7/15 Stampede Parade
7/15 & 7/16 71st Westcliffe Stampede Rodeo
see website for events

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Salida Chaffee County Fair

Local
Jul 22 - 30, 2017

4H fair events, mutton bustin', Rodeo Saturday and Sunday
Chaffee County Fairgrounds

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Canon City Fremont County Fair

Local
Jul 29 - Aug 6, 2017

4H events, county fair activities and Rodeo
See website for event schedule

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Salida Angel of Shavano Car Show

Local
Aug 5, 2017

26th annual. Fundraiser for the Chaffee County fire and Rescue. Riverside Park in downtown Salida

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Canon City Park after Dark Concert Series

Local
Aug 5, 2017, 6pm - 10pm

At the Royal Gorge
Diamond Rio
Wynona and the Big Noise 
See website for information and prices

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Buena Vista Gold Rush Days

Local
Aug 12 - 13, 2017

Located in McPhelemy Park, right at the heart of Buena Vista, CO. Gold Rush Days summer festival includes a variety a musical entertainment, over 100 arts and crafts booths, historic re-enactments, great food booths, beer garden, kid's games, duck race, kayak demonstrations, toilet seat races and our infamous “madams” of Colorado!Come and enjoy a weekend full of events, vendors, food, and music this August 12 & 13, 2017.

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Westcliffe Custer County Cowboy Gathering

Local
Aug 18 - 20, 2017

National Sanctioned Chuck Wagon Cook Off 
Music and entertainment
See website for details

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Westcliffe Quilt and Fiber Show

Local
Aug 31 - Sep 3, 2017

19th annual
3 venues, see website for details

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Canon City End of Summer Concert

Local
Sep 1, 2017, 6:30pm - 8pm

END OF SUMMER CONCERT Veterans' ParkFriday, September 1 - Inman Brothers Band Beer Garden

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Salida Winefest

Local
Sep 2, 2017

Riverside Park. See website for details

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Salida Fiber Festival

Local
Sep 9 - 10, 2017

Featuring vendors focused on all aspects of textiles, the festival has grown in five short years from 38 to 70 vendors, and also includes fiber-related classes and demonstrations, a make-and-take activity tent, a silent auction tent featuring a variety of goods donated by vendors and Salida businesses, and a tree-shaded beer garden offering local beer, wine, and distilled drinks. Riverside PArk

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Westcliffe High Peaks Music Festival

Local
Sep 9, 2017

At the Feed Store Park and Amphitheatre in Westcliffe. See website for details

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Salida bike festival

Local
Sep 14 - 17, 2017

Salida Bike Festival is a 4 day festival celebrating bicycles of all kinds!Various groups in Salida have teamed up to create and promote unique and fun bike events throughout the week. Free group rides, bike films, a chainless race, a bike parade, the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Race, the 18th Annual Monarch Crest Crank and free live music in Riverside Park – plus much more!

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Wet Mountain Western Pilgrimage

Local
Sep 14 - 17, 2017

We'll kick things off with Thursday evening Hoedown on Main Street in Westcliffe, featuring the bluegrass and Americana sounds of Ron Thomason and Heidi Clare, historic character actor Don Moon (who portrayed Teddy Roosevelt during our first Pilgrimage) and a preview of Friday evening's music. That next night, Sept. 15, join us at the Willowvale Hall in Hillside – a dozen miles north of Westcliffe – where western troubador R.L. Hayden and local bards will serve up an evening of cowboy music and poetry in the historic, former gathering spot for the valley's local Grange..

Hosts from 2016's Pilgrimage — All Aboard Westcliffe, the Historic Beckwith Ranch, Bear Basin Ranch, Historic Jones Theater, Music Meadows Ranch, Silver Cliff Museum and the historic Willows School — will again present tours, lectures, demonstrations, music events and more, all within 20 minutes' drive of Westcliffe and Silver Cliff, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

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Florence (Canon City) Pioneer Days Celebration

Local
Sep 15 - 17, 2017

oin us in beautiful Florence, Colorado for the 90th Annual Pioneer Days Celebration! Events begin on Friday, September 15th with the Open Air Junktique Market and includes the Pioneer Day Parade on Saturday, Pioneers of the Past Coal Car Races,  the Craft Fair in Pioneer Park, and the Arkansas Valley Flywheelers Tractor Pull at Pathfinder Park will finish off this exciting weekend on Sunday.

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Custer County Air Show and Fly-in

Local
Sep 16, 2017, 8am - 1pm

See website for details

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Buena Vista ATV Historic Color Tour

Local
Sep 19 - 23, 2017

This off-road rally and mountain festival to visit the area's old mining sites and ghost towns on self-guided OHV tours. Ride to near the top of a 14,000 foot mountain, cross the Continental Divide, and take in the fall colors as the Aspen trees change to “gold”. Visit mining ghost towns, see some of the old buildings, travel in the foot steps of history as you ride over mountain passes that once carried gold and silver ore by mule wagons to the railroads below. The original “Otto Mears Toll Road” and the Bonanza mining district beyond are alive with a time when gold and sliver were part of every man's dream. The nearby mountain trails offer OHV rides for all skill levels, from easy forest roads to much more challenging…if you dare. Night time is get together time with BBQ's, entertainment and prizes.

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Canon City Bikes and Brews

Local
Sep 23, 2017

see website for details

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Canon City Harvest Fest

Local
Sep 23 - 24, 2017

Wine, artisans, food and entertainment come together at this year's annual Harvest Festival at the Winery at Holy Cross Abbey. This is a wonderful way to spend a beautiful fall day. Discover our award-winning wines including the limited release of Harvest Fest's Merlot and Riesling. Enjoy food selections from local produce and cheeses to salmon, crepes, roasted chilies and freshly baked breads. Something for everyone. Come join us this fall for a truly unique experience. . Free admission and parking.

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Westcliffe Arts Hullabaloo & Steam Punk Parade

Local
Sep 23, 2017

Arts Hullabaloo is a fun event showcasing the arts:  

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