Experience the rugged terrain, fall colors and historical sites in the heart of fourteener country.
Riders will experience four days of self-guided tours through the awe-inspiring backcountry of the Collegiate Peaks range with 12 fourteen thousand foot mountains! The greatest concentration of 14,000 ft. peaks on the continent.
Participants will be able to explore old mining camps and ghost towns via high mountain passes where gold and silver ore were carried by mule wagons to the railroads. Buena Vista is minutes away from the San Isabel National Forest with its 1,109,782 acres of true splendor and over 700 miles of trails to explore. Our town is also the gateway to the 148-mile long Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area with its Gold Medal fishing. To make things even more enticing we have two Hot Springs to relax in after a thrilling day’s ride.
The ATV Historic Color Tour is timed to coincide with the fall colors, the aspens are all aglow with gold and red tones. Each morning riders choose their route, there are many to select from. There are no more than 50 riders allowed on the same trail. The tour is run differently than most as there are no guides, each rider chooses their self-guided ride and goes at their own pace. Each trail has volunteer outriders to answer questions and make sure everyone gets back each night!
The ATV Historic Color Tour is hosted by the Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. The Tour is operated with permits from the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. It is setup as a self-guided event for Off-Highway vehicles. Most participants ride ATV’s, or side-by-side UTV’s, but “Jeeps” are also welcome. If someone in your group wants to ride an OHV motorcycle, that is allowed, if they ride with the group.