Colorado Jeep & 4WD
Buena Vista Jeeping & ATV/UTV Trails
Buena Vista is located approximately 2 hours southwest of Denver, ideal for a one day trip. The area, recognized as the Fourmile Travel Management Area, provides access to all types of outdoor recreation. With widely varying terrain open to ATV's and 4x4's and year-round accessibility, imagination is the only boundary.
Mining history abounds in Colorado and Buena Vista is no exception. Arnold Gulch Road provides access to the Triad & Bald Mountain Silver mines, rendered useless after silver crashed in the 1890's, south of US 24. On the north side is the old railroad grade that originally serviced The Colorado Midland Railroad. The line transported Freight, coal and passengers between Colorado Springs and New Castle (near Glenwood Springs). Lenhardy Cut-off, north of US 24, served mail route access and revenue as a toll-road. Off shoots of this trail include McGee Gulch, Shields Gulch, and Limestone ridge. Last but certainly not least, Fourmile Travel Management Area is known for its view of the 14,000' Collegiate Peaks:
- Mt. Columbia: 14,073'
- Mt. Harvard: 14,420'
- Mt. Oxford: 14,153'
- Mt. Princeton: 14,197'
- Mt. Yale: 14,196'
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
Serving Salida and Buena Vista: Jeep rentals and trail maps. Anderson's will get you off the beaten path to play in the Collegiate Peaks. Guided Jeep Tours: Discover private mines and rock hounding claims.
Buena Vista is mountain back-country adventure! Have a Colorado Experience: ride a Jeep or ATV have a fantastic time getting to our highest peaks, see ghost towns, wildlife. Rentals: Hourly, half-day, full-day.
BIG RV RIGS and Tenters: large sites with lawns, trees, WiFi, views of snowy peaks near Buena Vista. NEW clubhouse guest rooms. On the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway with campfires, live music, trails.
More Activities & Information
Buena Vista Area, Colorado includes: Johnson Village, Nathrop, St. Elmo