Buena Vista serves as one of the main gateways to the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area
, and is cited as the "Whitewater Capital of Colorado." Buena Vista means "good view" in Spanish, and it is easy to see why this community was given the name. The town features views of seven different peaks over 14,000 ft high, including the Sawatch Range, which is the largest continuous high land mass in the lower 48 states.
The small, scenic community is a center for tourism and recreation; cross country skiing, hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, rafting, kayaking, and gold panning. Local guides and outfitters offer mountain bike, snowmobile and horseback tours that take in the Collegiate Range of mountains. An especially good view of this area can be had at an overlook located just east of the junction of Hwys 24 & 285.
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01/18 Coming to The area
Denver Greek Festival Denver CO June14-17 Traditional Greek dancing by the Hellenic Dance Academy of Denver and music by Etho Ellas. There is plenty of homemade food and pastries from throughout Greece to satisfy any appetite.
Breckenridge Summer Beer Festival Breckenridge CO July13 This event offers brews, views and free live music and features unlimited beer tasting from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Winter Park Alpine Artaffair Winter Park CO July20-21 Featuring Fine Arts & Fine Crafts,
Jewelry, Photography, Metalwork, Mixed Media,
Pottery, Painting, Glass, Wood, Fiber and More.
Olathe Sweet Corn Festival Olathe CO August3 The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival is more than fun in the western Colorado sunshine. It is an ever-growing symbol of a community committed to making the future better for the generations to come.
Keystone Bluegrass and Beer Festival Keystone CO August3-4 Down-home cooking, frothy flavors and mountain music are just a piece of the pie. In a whirlwind of hillbilly luxuries, folks gather while 30 microbreweries from Colorado and beyond showcase their unique blends of hops and barleys.
Lafayette Peach Festival Lafayette CO August17 500 fresh peach pies and individual servings of peach cobbler while supplies last, are available for sale at Festival Plaza and in front of the Main Stage near Lafayette Florist.