The upper Arkansas River Valley is literally at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Two main towns on the river, Salida and Buena Vista, are popular destinations for a myriad of outdoor activities such as: Mountain biking, hiking trails in Browns Canyon National Monument and all along the river, valley, and mountains, Zip lining, prospecting, hot springs, delicious local food and drinks, and a whole lot more. Check out our list of some of our favorite places, activities, and businesses.
28640 CR 58 EE, Moffat, CO 81143
18999 County Road 306, Buena Vista, CO 81211
15870 Co Rd 162, Nathrop, CO 81236
Restaurants – Buena Vista
926 S. Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Local grass-fed beef, wood fire pizza, great brews.
Restaurants – Salida
327 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
River gear rentals. Kayaks, SUP, drysuits, etc.
402 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Climbing, hiking, and winter gear.