There is much to do and see in Fourteener Country. The avid outdoorsman will marvel at the abundance and quality of the areas outdoor recreational opportunities. Those wanting a special, relaxing mountain escape will be in awe of the beauty this area offers. One can take a leisurely drive through the mountains on one of the Scenic Byways; see old mines and sparkling reservoirs, peaceful roads lined with history and beauty to take your breath away. Historic districts and ghost towns dot the landscape by the fistful. There are museums, scenic trains, hot springs, wildlife viewing, shopping and more. Below you’ll find information and listings to help you design the perfect sight-seeing trip to the Central Colorado Mountains.
Apple Fest is a festival celebrating the historic Turner Farm and its century-old apple orchard. The event offers a taste of an old-fashioned fair with activities designed for all ages. Apple Fe... Details
ATV Historical Color Tour is held in areas around Buena Vista each September. Participants of this fall 4 x 4 all terrain vehicle rally and mountain festival will visit the area's old mining... Details
The Autumn Color Run is held in Buena Vista each year on the 3rd Saturday in September. The ACR features one of the most beautiful and popular Half Marathon routes in Colorado. The Half Marathon begin... Details
The annual Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo happens at the Chaffee County Rodeo Grounds in Buena Vista . (West at the traffic light in town at Highway 24 and Main Street; Turn left on County Road 321.)... Details
Every June since 1949, Salida celebrates First in Boating the Arkansas, the nation's oldest festival dedicated to whitewater racing. Besides the main distance race, FIBArk has water events such as... Details
Celebrating Buena Vista's Old West and mining heritage, Gold Rush Days has been a town signature event since 1950. Live music, blacksmith demonstrations, the rubber ducky race, kids train, and a v... Details
When the snow starts to melt and the river rises look for PaddleFest to mark the official kickoff to summer in the Arkansas Valley. Thousands of river enthusiasts from around the region and the world ... Details
Held in March in Leadville Ski Joring is a fan favorite.
Ski joring, the activity of a horse and rider pulling a skier from behind on snow-covered roads over snow jumps, is a wild winter sport an... Details