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161 mi 259 km of trail 6 Runs

Easy Trails 18 Trails Intermediate Trails 26 Trails Hard Trails 3 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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Runs in Buena Vista - 6

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Favorite We made it to the top! Not bad for senior citizens!
Intermediate

Midland Hill Out-and-Back

4.9 mi 7.9 km • Out and Back • 1,586 ft Ascent 483.35 m Ascent

(6) Buena V…, CO
Favorite Boss Lake
Extremely Difficult

High Lonesome 100 Mile Trail Race

102.0 mi 164.2 km • Loop • 21,057 ft Ascent 6418.14 m Ascent

(1) Alpine, CO
Favorite A great view of the three apostles basin.
Intermediate

Southern Cross CDT to CT Loop

84.4 mi 135.9 km • Loop • 18,650 ft Ascent 5684.63 m Ascent

(3) Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Mt. Princeton Summit view of Tigger Peak
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Princeton

7.2 mi 11.7 km • Out and Back • 3,236 ft Ascent 986.28 m Ascent

(16) Buena V…, CO
Favorite Emerging from treeline to a horizon of clouds.
Intermediate/Difficult

Shavano and Tabeguache

10.3 mi 16.6 km • Loop • 5,007 ft Ascent 1526.04 m Ascent

(9) Salida, CO
Favorite The creek crossing.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Antero

14.7 mi 23.7 km • Out and Back • 4,748 ft Ascent 1447.07 m Ascent

(5) Buena V…, CO

Trails in Buena Vista - 41

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6.4 mi 10.3 km #1Browns Creek Trail #1429
Intermediate
Alpine, CO
Intermediate
6.4 mi 10.3 km Alpine, CO 26 
4.2 mi 6.8 km #2Mt. Shavano
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
4.2 mi 6.8 km Salida, CO
2.3 mi 3.6 km #3Narrow Gauge Trail #1432
Easy/Intermediate
Alpine, CO
Easy/Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.6 km Alpine, CO
4.7 mi 7.5 km #4Little Browns Creek Trail #1430
Difficult
Alpine, CO
Difficult
4.7 mi 7.5 km Alpine, CO
0.6 mi 0.9 km #5Riverside Trail
Easy
Buena Vista, CO
Easy
0.6 mi 0.9 km Buena Vista, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #6Pine Creek Trail #1467
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
11.8 mi 19.0 km Buena Vista, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km #7Three Elk Trail #1445
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
3.2 mi 5.2 km Buena Vista, CO
7.0 mi 11.3 km #8Frenchman Creek #1457
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
7.0 mi 11.3 km Buena Vista, CO
0.7 mi 1.2 km #9North Loop (6030)
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
0.7 mi 1.2 km Buena Vista, CO
4.7 mi 7.6 km #10Davis Meadow Trail #1413
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
4.7 mi 7.6 km Buena Vista, CO
21.0 mi 33.8 km #11CT - Segment 14: Chalk Creek to US-50
Intermediate
Alpine, CO
Intermediate
21.0 mi 33.8 km Alpine, CO
6.0 mi 9.7 km #12Trail #1434
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
6.0 mi 9.7 km Buena Vista, CO
1.1 mi 1.7 km #13Broken Boyfriend South
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.1 mi 1.7 km Buena Vista, CO
1.0 mi 1.6 km #14Tabeguache Peak
Intermediate/Difficult
Salida, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
1.0 mi 1.6 km Salida, CO
22.7 mi 36.5 km #15CT - Segment 13: Silver Creek to Chalk Creek
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
22.7 mi 36.5 km Buena Vista, CO
2.0 mi 3.3 km #16Mt. Princeton Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
2.0 mi 3.3 km Buena Vista, CO
0.3 mi 0.5 km #17Carnage Canyon Trail #1423.A
Easy/Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Easy/Intermediate
0.3 mi 0.5 km Buena Vista, CO
2.3 mi 3.6 km #18Narrow Gauge Trail #1432
Easy
Alpine, CO
Easy
2.3 mi 3.6 km Alpine, CO
2.6 mi 4.2 km #19Trail #1435
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Buena Vista, CO
6.6 mi 10.5 km #20Triad Ridge Trail #1425
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
6.6 mi 10.5 km Buena Vista, CO

Photos of Buena Vista - 60

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We made it to the top! Not bad for senior citizens!
Jun 16, 2019 near Buena V…, CO
At about 6 miles roundtrip, Browns Creek Falls is a great destination if you don't want to go all the way to the lake.
Jun 22, 2017 near Alpine , CO
The wildflowers are in full bloom and incredible all along the trail.
Jul 6, 2019 near Alpine , CO
Harvard Lakes - early morning
Aug 1, 2018 near Buena V…, CO
From Elevation Camp
May 29, 2018 near Buena V…, CO
Emerging from treeline to a horizon of clouds.
Oct 2, 2017 near Alpine , CO
Mt. Princeton on 7/17/19.
Jul 18, 2019 near Alpine , CO
View across the Arkansas River Valley to the Collegiate Peaks/Sawatch Range.
Jun 20, 2019 near Buena V…, CO

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