Things to do in the upper Arkansas River Valley

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.

Mountain biking trails abound, 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.

Hot Springs

Restaurants - Buena Vista

  • Eddyline Brewery on South Main 926 S. Main Street, Buena Vista, CO 81211 719-966-6000 Local grass fed beef, wood fire pizza, great brews.
  • Biggies 234 US-24, Buena Vista, CO 81211 719-395-9459 Best sandwiches in BV!

Restaurants - Salida

Gear Rental