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ATV'ing in Chaffee County Colorado

ATV and Motorcycle

Chaffee County boasts hundreds of miles of scenic Forest Service and BLM dirt roads that are open for ATVs.  No matter what type of machine you like to ride the Buena Vista and Salida areas offer...  Details

Biking with changing aspen colors


The Upper Arkansas Valley is a biker’s paradise! Road bikers, mountain bikers, and families looking for an easy cruise around town will take delight in the abundance of biking options. With exce...  Details



The Arkansas Valley is a camper’s paradise! Surrounded by National Forests, BLM land, and Wilderness Areas visitors to Chaffee County and locals enjoy a variety of camping options.   The ...  Details

Cross Country Skiing the Leadville Mineral Belt Trail

Cross Country Skiing

Cross country skiing is a fun way to enjoy the quiet splendor of winter while getting as much exercise as you could want. Fourteener country is home to hundreds of miles of cross country accessible te...  Details

Downhill Skiing

Winter fun awaits you at the relaxed, family friendly & well priced ski areas in Fourteener Country.  Everything is a bit more relaxed here including the local ski areas which provide amazing...  Details


The Arkansas River has exceptional public fishing access and boasts a 102 mile segment of Gold Medal Waters. In 2014 the Colorado Division of Wildlife bestowed the designation on the stretch of the Ar...  Details


Central Colorado is a Golfer’s paradise.  The affordable, challenging golf courses located in the areas small, quaint towns offer stunning panoramic mountain views, fresh mountain air and a...  Details

Colorado mountain range


Hiking in Fourteener Country is one of the most popular activities for locals and visitors. With trails suitable for every age and fitness level the Arkansas Valley is a favorite destination for anyon...  Details

Horseback riding in Colorado

Horseback Riding

There are few activities that will transport you to the time of the western cowboy like riding a horse through the Rocky Mountains.   No matter what your experience level the outfitters in Four...  Details

Mount Princeton Hot Springs

Hot Springs - Swimming

Soaking in one of the area's natural hot springs after a day of playing in the snow can't be beat.    The Native Americans fiercely believed the hot springs nestled in the Rockies ...  Details


Hunting is one of the most popular activities for Chaffee County visitors and locals. The natural beauty of the landscape, the abundance of wildlife, and easy access to extensive tracts of public land...  Details

Ice climbing

Ice Climbing

The Arkansas Valley is not known as an ice climbing destination; however, there are several areas where ice climbers can enjoy a quick ice bouldering session, an afternoon of single pitch ice climbing...  Details

Headed up a Colorado 4x4 road

Jeeping and 4x4 Off Roading

Jeeping and 4x4 Off Roading in Colorado is a great way to explore terrain that is difficult to access by any other means and experience the region’s highest mountain passes.   Fourteener ...  Details

Kayaking in Browns Canyon, Chaffee County Colorado


The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area encompasses the first 150 miles of the Arkansas River and is home to some of the finest whitewater in the United States.    Kayakers seem to take ov...  Details

Picture of Colorado Mountain

Mountain Climbing

Hiking and climbing some or all of Colorado’s 54 14,000 foot peaks is a hobby for some locals and visitors and a rite of passage for others. Human powered mountain travel is a great way to explo...  Details

Whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River


Rafters from around the world travel to Colorado to enjoy the majestic beauty of the Arkansas River as it winds from its source in the mountains above Leadville and travels along the Sawatch mountain ...  Details

Rock Climbing

The Buena Vista area is a hidden gem among Colorado rock climbers. There are many different established rock climbing areas that range from 40 to 500 feet.   Much of the climbing is located in ...  Details

Rock hounding near Buena Vista, CO

Rock Hounding

Fourteener Country has a long and proud mining tradition and the Arkansas Valley is one of the most productive geological areas in the world; a total of 127 different minerals have been identified. &...  Details

Snow Cat skiing in Colorado

Snow Cat Skiing

Snowcat skiing is the best way to enjoy untouched, ungroomed, super deep powder with a group of friends! Far less expensive than heli skiing, snowcat skiing will take you to beautiful and remote place...  Details


Snowboarders who crave floating through deep fresh powder while making bottomless turns under a blue-bird Colorado sky will have cheek cramps from smiling all day, because Fourteener Country is a powd...  Details

Snowmobiling in the deep Colorado powder


Snowmobile riders from across the country travel to Fourteener Country to experience some of the best and most consistent snow in the Rocky Mountains. With hundreds of miles of groomed trails and even...  Details



Snowshoeing is one of the lowest impact, least expensive, and easiest to learn winter sport. If you can walk you can snowshoe!   The Arkansas Valley is home to hundreds of miles of snowshoe acc...  Details

Stand Up Paddling on the Arkansas River BV River Park

Stand Up Paddling

Stand Up Paddling is a relatively new sport that is making big waves. Also called, SUP or SUPing, the Stand Up Paddle Board is a large surf board with which you use a long paddle to propel yourself. U...  Details

Summer Activities

The 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 energe...  Details

Swimming and Hot Springs

Central Colorado is a wonderful, scenic area to enjoy hot springs and pools.  The Native Americans fiercely believed the hot springs nestled in the Rockies were sacred and capable of healing and ...  Details

Winter Activities

This is the season when Fourteener Country's location really pays off! Yes, we've got snow!!! The surrounding high mountains offer some of the best snow conditions in the west. But wait ... th...  Details


Zip across the heights that only Colorado has to offer. Take your family out on a zipline tour and give them something to brag to their friends about!

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