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402 mi 646 km of trail 9 Recommended Routes

Easy Trails 8 Trails Intermediate Trails 23 Trails Hard Trails 20 Trails

Food & Drink

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.
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Recommended Routes in Buena Vista - 10

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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 Django is a good mix of flowy and technical, with a nice 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 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.
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 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 "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 Views from the Colorado Trail
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 Views from the Colorado Trail
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

Trails in Buena Vista - 40

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6.3 mi 10.2 km #1Vitamin B
Very Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Very Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 50 
1.8 mi 2.9 km #2Bacon Bits (1450A)
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 24 
3.4 mi 5.5 km #3Unchained
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 14 
4.7 mi 7.5 km #4Little Browns Creek Trail #1430
Difficult
Alpine, CO
Difficult
Alpine, CO
1.5 mi 2.4 km #5Camp Elevation
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 17 
1.7 mi 2.7 km #6Sausage Link
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 12 
1.4 mi 2.2 km #7Django
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 22 
1.1 mi 1.7 km #8Broken Boyfriend South
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 10 
21.0 mi 33.8 km #9CT - Segment 14: Chalk Creek to US-50
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 17 
1.5 mi 2.5 km #10Broken Boyfriend (6032A)
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO 18 
1.6 mi 2.6 km #11Fistful of Dollars (6034)
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 20 
0.7 mi 1.2 km #12North Loop (6030)
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
16.0 mi 25.8 km #13CT - Segment 13 - Cottonwood Pass Rd to Chalk Creek
Intermediate/Difficult
Alpine, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Alpine, CO
0.4 mi 0.7 km #14Lower Fistful of Dollars
Easy
Buena Vista, CO
Easy
Buena Vista, CO
2.2 mi 3.5 km #15Ramsour South
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
0.5 mi 0.7 km #16Bridge to Bridge Trail
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
4.7 mi 7.6 km #17Davis Meadow Trail #1413
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
0.6 mi 0.9 km #18South Loop (6032)
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 13 
1.1 mi 1.8 km #19Few Dollars More Trail (6034A)
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO 12 
2.3 mi 3.6 km #20Narrow Gauge Trail #1432
Easy
Alpine, CO
Easy
Alpine, CO

Photos of Buena Vista - 67

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Smiling on the small amount of flowy downhill. Great beginning/intermediate techy trail
Apr 20, 2019 near Buena V…, CO
CT just above CO 365.
Jul 24, 2016 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
Climbing FS278 at 13,100'.
Aug 6, 2017 near Alpine , CO
The high life: Mt. Princeton Summit.
Sep 24, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Views from the Colorado Trail
Sep 11, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Green room on the CT.
Sep 12, 2016 near St. Elmo, CO