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Summer Time Fun

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Clear, warm days and cool refreshing nights make summer in Fourteener Country heaven in the outdoors. How you enjoy it is up to you. The hard part may be picking from your options.

Feeling energetic? Try camping in untouched wilderness. Hike on trails that pioneers once tread upon. Climb one of the many 14,000+ foot area peaks. Mountain bike into the Wild West and see the mines this region was known for. Also, world class fishing and whitewater rafting await your arrival.

Need to relax? Enjoy a scenic mountain drive, explore old ghost towns, window shop the historic streets of our quaint mountain towns, or mingle with others in the many summer festivals of the area. Whatever you decide, with over 300 days of sunshine per year, you want to be sure you wear sunglasses and sunscreen.

As for the fall season, the temperatures cool and the trees turn a variety of colors. Drive among quiet roads that are surrounded by shimmering aspen leaves. Many of the summer activities are still doable in the fall, although albeit at cooler temperatures.

Tour Itinerary:

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Mt. Princeton

Mt. Princeton, sits dramatically to the southwest of Buena Vista. With the summit close on the east side of the Sawatch Range and ...

Mt Princeton taken near Nathrop, CO

Mt Princeton, a Colorado 14er

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Clear Creek Canyon Drive

A popular year round drive is inside Clear Creek Canyon in far northern Chaffee County.  In the fall this drive offers specta...

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Cottonwood Lake & Pass Fall Drive

One of the closest place to enjoy the fall foliage is directly west of Buena Vista. At the traffic light, travel on West Main Stre...

Upcoming Events

Ski with a Naturalist (free)

Friday,  February 23

Salida

Leadville Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival Weekend (free)

Sunday,  March 4

Leadville

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Friday,  March 9

Salida

Great Divide Grinder- Fat Bike Race

Saturday,  March 24

Salida

Easter Egg Hunt (free)

Saturday,  March 31

Leadville

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