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Positioned right on the Great Continental Divide, Buena Vista certainly boasts some incredible views, with the towering peaks of the Colorado Rockies on one side, and the thundering Arkansas River on the other. The valley is home to several historic small towns, with Buena Vista at the very center of it all. Whether you want a high-octane adventure filled with skiing and rafting or a relaxing vacation spent fishing and perusing art galleries, Buena Vista is a great leisure destination.

Things to see

Buena Vista’s city center is the perfect place to while away an afternoon before hitting the Rockies, and it is particularly well-suited to families with young children. Enjoy the tranquil Town Lake in McPhelemy Park – here, little ones can get an early start on their kayak skills. The Buena Vista Heritage Museum is also well worth a visit. It is housed in a red-brick, 19th century courthouse and contains artifacts from the area’s fashion industries and schools over the centuries. Then it’s time to get out into those ever-present mountains on the horizon. For those who are really raring to go, Mount Princeton provides a challenging but exhilarating 12-mile round hike to the peak and back, while Monarch Mountain is the region’s ski destination. For more gentle pursuits, visit the stunning Cottonwood Lake, which as well as mirror-like reflections of the seasonal mountains, offers some of the region’s best fishing.

Hotels in Buena Vista

Buena Vista hotels are well-equipped for leisure visitors and are generally family-friendly. Most have indoor pools, and some also feature spa tubs. In catered hotels, complimentary full cooked breakfasts, as well as continental fare, are common, which will set you up nicely for a day out in the mountains. There are also some apartment hotels and motels available with kitchen facilities if you’d prefer to self-cater. There are several discount hotels to choose from, and particularly if you book in advance, great hotel deals can be found. A couple of boutique hotels nearby offer more luxurious accommodation in rustic chalets.

Where to stay

Central Buena Vista has a couple of good value hotels on offer, and staying here means that you have access to the town’s attractions, as well as being ideally placed for both the peaks of the Colorado Rockies and the Arkansas River. For a wider choice of hotels and a greater range of shops and restaurants, try the town of Salida, to the south of Buena Vista. You’ll also be close to the Mount Monarch ski area. To get away from civilization altogether, head towards the mountains north or south of Buena Vista, where boutique B&Bs offer a cozy stay away from it all.

How to get to Buena Vista

Buena Vista is located within a 2-hour radius of 3 airports: Gunnison, Colorado Springs, and Denver. The journey from Gunnison and Colorado Springs airports takes about an hour and a half, while it is 2 hours from Denver. The latter is the best option for international visitors or those coming from distant points within the USA. The best option from any of the airports is to hire a car, which also makes exploring the area much easier. There is also a bus service which runs from Union Station in Denver to Buena Vista, as well as from Gunnison’s bus station.

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