Buena Vista, CO Trails and Parks

Buena Vista has 68 trails in the vicinity, including 49 hiking trails and 9 for off-highway drives. These trails range from 2.7 to 234.4 miles in length. The most popular trails are Chaffee County: Mount Harvard, Pine Creek and Hartenstein Lake. Trails.com member Chris L. recently completed Mount Yale.
  • Mount YaleView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Mount Yale rises to a height of 14,194 feet above Middle Cottonwood Creek, commanding a vast sweep of the central Sawatch Range. The hike begins ...

  • Harvard LakesView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  83 minutes up, 70 minutes down
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Hike along a segment of the Colorado Trail to two sublime lakes that promise rest and reflection. As winter approaches in Week 43, the hiker ...

  • Chaffee County: Mount HarvardView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  12.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Located in central Colorado in the Collegiate Peaks of the Sawatch Range, about 10 miles northwest of Buena Vista. A long day hike on trail leads ...

  • Huron PeakView Trail Details

    2 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike to a 14,003-foot peak. Although Huron Peak is one of the smallest of the fourteeners, at 14,003 feet, in terms of challenge and scenery ...

  • Buena Vista Area CampgroundsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    South-central Colorado is an outdoor playground that plays host to thousands of families every year. More than 150,000 people float the Arkansas ...

  • Littlejohns CabinsView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  157 minutes up, 132 minutes down
    •  13.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The valley of Pine Creek is one of the most beautiful in the Collegiate Peaks, with four skyscraping fourteeners. The trail leading southwest ...

  • Mount Shavano and Tabeguache PeakView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  52 min to Shavano, 48 min to Tabeguache, 52 min back to Shavano, 142 min back to TH
    •  12.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Endurance is required, but no technical skill, in hiking up a pair of Sawatch Range giants. When hiking up fourteeners, there are two types of ...

  • Browns CabinView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  5 hours
    •  8.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike to Browns Pass and nearby Browns Cabin offers a pleasurable way to enjoy the southern portion of the Collegiate Mountain Range. In addition ...

  • Birthday PeakView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  153 minutes up, 107 minutes down
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This mountain forms part of the Continental Divide and lies on the boundary between Chaffee and Gunnison Counties. The trail, which is used for ...

  • Pine CreekView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  22.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A backpack to Silver King Lake. Pine Creek is one of the few long valleys that penetrate deep into the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, allowing ...

  • Mount YaleView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  6–8 hours
    •  10.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Yale’s 2-mile east ridge is an exciting scramble that prolongs the fun of hiking on a narrow ridge. Exposure is minimal, but the route is thrilling ...

  • The Colorado Trail: Clear Creek Road to North Cottonwood CreekView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  18.5 miles
    •  Guide

    In this segment, the CT continues its path along the eastern flank of the Sawatch Range with more spectacular ups and downs than the previous ...

  • Mount Princeton to Raspberry GulchView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  Advanced Riders, 2 - 2.5 hours; Intermediate Riders, 3 - 3.5 hours
    •  19.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The Mount Princeton to Raspberry Gulch ride offers a great introduction into Colorado's 14er Region. Incorporating sections of the Colorado Trail, ...

  • Weston PassView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  1.5 to 2 hours
    •  26.8 miles
    •  Guide

    A beautiful drive along the south fork of the South Platte River. There are two forest service campgrounds on the east side of the pass plus ...

  • Hancock Pass ATV TrailView Trail Details

    1 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Moderate
    •  2 hours
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Like Trail #14, this trail crosses the Continental Divide above 12,000 feet. The view of Tomichi Pass across the valley as you come down the ...

  • The North Fork of Clear CreekView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  5.6 miles
    •  Guide

    This easy hike follows a remote, open valley flanked by impressive peaks. Although it is close to the ghost town of Winfield, the North Fork ...

  • Fourmile AreaView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Off-Highway Drives  
    •  Easy
    •  3 to 4 hours
    •  25 miles
    •  Guide

    This route features outstanding dispersed camping with incredible views of the Collegiate Peaks. The northwest corner of the area has spaghetti-like ...

  • Kroenke LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike takes you into the beautiful Collegiate Mountain Range to Kroenke Lake in a subalpine setting surrounded by evergreens and vast mountain ...

  • Collegiate Peaks Wilderness TrailsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  105 miles
    •  Guide

    The Collegiate Peaks Wilderness may very well possess the highest average elevation of any wilderness area in the contiguous 48 states. Eight ...

  • Buffalo Peaks Wilderness TrailsView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  18 miles
    •  Guide

    Buffalo Peaks offers an enjoyable alternative to nearby areas thronged by crowds pursuing fourteener summits. East and West Buffalo peaks are ...

  • Midland Railway RamblerView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  3 hours
    •  19.3 miles
    •  Guide

    Buena Vista is a friendly river, mining, and railroad town in the Arkansas Valley. Though the Arkansas River draws at least 100,000 rafters and ...

  • Hartenstein LakeView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  96 minutes up, 72 minutes down
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Keep a sharp eye for mountains goats known to patrol the cliffs above this lovely alpine lake. Buena Vista is my idea of an ideal Colorado mountain ...

  • Iowa PeakView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  298 minutes up, 197 minutes down
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Trek through Missouri Basin — a spectacular tundra garden, blissfully uncrowded. Trail: Initial 5.6 miles, off-trail tundra and talus beyond ...

  • Quail MountainView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  140 minutes up, 90 minutes down
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This gentle, Sawatch Range peak has impressive views of some of Colorado’s highest. Trail: Initial 2.4 miles, off-trail tundra beyond. Begin ...

  • Fitzpatrick PeakView Trail Details

    0 Reviews

    Buena Vista, CO

    • Hiking  
    •  57 minutes up, 40 minutes down
    •  2.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Fine views of the Sawatch Range are yours on this hike from historic Tincup Pass. Trail: To the saddle, talus and tundra beyond.