We have twelve 14,000+ ft mountains in our county! Feel free to ask the front desk for some smaller hikes around the area!!
You can go horseback riding, hiking and biking into the San Isabel National Forest. You'll find lots of old mining areas.
A trip out West is not complete without an outing to one of the region's ghost towns. St. 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. Please leave the buildings as you found them.
To see trout at all stages of their development, plan a visit to a trout hatchery. It is open to the public year round.