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The quintessential post adventure food and drink in Buena Vista is the Buena Viking. It is the newest food truck in Buena Vista, serving comfort food and sharing the patio with the Deerhammer, who makes awesome and powerful craft whiskey and gin drinks. There is live music on the weekends and a fire pit for hanging out. Dogs are prevalent and welcome.

Recommended Routes in Buena Vista - 12

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Favorite Frontside trail provides stellar views of the high peaks surrounding Salida.
Difficult

Cottonwood Tour

23.1 mi 37.1 km 2,520' Up 768.17 m Up 2,519' Down 767.83 m Down

Salida, CO
Favorite Mount Princeton is the best backdrop.
Intermediate/Difficult

Buena Vista Singletrack Loop

12.0 mi 19.3 km 1,005' Up 306.2 m Up 1,003' Down 305.85 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite "Don't feed the Rocky Mountain Elephant"
Intermediate

Midland Bike Trail Out-and-Back

10.3 mi 16.6 km 468' Up 142.65 m Up 466' Down 142.14 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite Django is a good mix of flowy and technical, with a nice backdrop.
Difficult

BV OUTLAW

11.6 mi 18.7 km 949' Up 289.39 m Up 953' Down 290.37 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite There are many optional natural rock features on Little Brown's Creek.
Difficult

Mt Antero: Little Browns Creek Loop

20.6 mi 33.2 km 4,459' Up 1359.23 m Up 4,462' Down 1360.09 m Down

Alpine, CO
Favorite "Don't feed the Rocky Mountain Elephant"
Intermediate

Shield's Gulch Loop

11.5 mi 18.4 km 1,055' Up 321.46 m Up 1,054' Down 321.3 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite Kristen and Danielle soaking up the awesome colors of fall!
Difficult

Bikepacking: Colorado 14ers Loop

239.2 mi 384.9 km 26,261' Up 8004.22 m Up 26,314' Down 8020.43 m Down

Salida, CO
Favorite Alpine Lake from County Road 162. with permission from adoverboy2
Intermediate/Difficult

Tin Cup Pass Loop

68.3 mi 109.9 km 7,866' Up 2397.63 m Up 7,868' Down 2398.31 m Down

Alpine, CO
Favorite There are many optional natural rock features on Little Brown's Creek.
Very Difficult

Mt Princeton Hot Springs - Little Brown's Creek Loop

28.9 mi 46.5 km 5,393' Up 1643.75 m Up 5,393' Down 1643.77 m Down

Alpine, CO
Favorite Mount Princeton is the best backdrop.
Difficult

Salida Big Friggin' Loop - Normal Route

89.3 mi 143.7 km 10,212' Up 3112.69 m Up 10,227' Down 3117.33 m Down

Salida, CO
Favorite Green room on the CT.
Difficult

Salida Big Friggin' Loop - Long Route

105.8 mi 170.3 km 11,781' Up 3590.8 m Up 11,793' Down 3594.38 m Down

Salida, CO
Favorite Bacon Bits junction with Old Midland Cutoff
Intermediate

Midland Hill Gravel Loop

17.0 mi 27.3 km 1,613' Up 491.51 m Up 1,604' Down 488.79 m Down

Buena V…, CO

Buena Vista Biking

  • 810 Miles 1,304 Kilometers of Trail
  • 11 Recommended Routes
  • 10 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 25 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 19 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Buena Vista - 41

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6.3 mi 10.2 km #1Vitamin B
Very Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Very Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 54 
3.4 mi 5.5 km #2Unchained
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 37 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #3Bacon Bits (1450A)
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 32 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #4Sausage Link
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 24 
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Camp Elevation
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 21 
4.7 mi 7.5 km #6Little Browns Creek Trail #1430
Difficult
Alpine, CO
Difficult
Alpine, CO
1.4 mi 2.2 km #7Django
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 26 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #8Broken Boyfriend (6032A)
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 20 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #9Broken Boyfriend South
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 14 
21.0 mi 33.8 km #10CT - Segment 14: Chalk Creek to US-50
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 20 

Photos of Buena Vista - 79

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Smiling on the small amount of flowy downhill. Great beginning/intermediate techy trail
Apr 20, 2019 near Buena V…, CO
Mount Princeton is the best backdrop.
Mar 20, 2021 near Buena V…, CO
CT just above CO 365.
Jul 24, 2016 near Buena V…, CO
Rock slab on Vitamin B!
Aug 18, 2020 near Buena V…, CO
There are many optional natural rock features on Little Brown's Creek.
Aug 6, 2017 near Alpine , CO
Photo credit: Catherine Eichel Photography
Jun 24, 2018 near Buena V…, CO
The high life: Mt. Princeton Summit.
Sep 24, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Green room on the CT.
Sep 12, 2016 near St. Elmo, CO