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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 - 8

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

Midland Hill Out-and-Back

4.9 mi 7.9 km 1,586' Up 483.35 m Up 1,585' Down 483.1 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite Boss Lake
Very Difficult

High Lonesome 100 Mile Trail Race

102.0 mi 164.2 km 21,057' Up 6418.14 m Up 21,057' Down 6418.27 m Down

Alpine, CO
Favorite A great view of the three apostles basin.
Intermediate/Difficult

Southern Cross CDT to CT Loop

84.4 mi 135.9 km 18,650' Up 5684.63 m Up 18,649' Down 5684.32 m Down

Leadvil…, CO
Favorite Mt. Princeton Summit view of Tigger Peak
Difficult

Mt. Princeton

7.2 mi 11.7 km 3,236' Up 986.28 m Up 3,235' Down 985.89 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite Ruins of an old house at the north end of the trail
Intermediate

TransRockies Stage 1 Reroute 2021

20.2 mi 32.6 km 2,191' Up 667.93 m Up 2,194' Down 668.66 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite Ruins of an old house at the north end of the trail
Intermediate

TransRockies Day 1 Buena Vista Colorado (Old Stage 1)

22.2 mi 35.7 km 2,530' Up 771.22 m Up 2,200' Down 670.67 m Down

Buena V…, CO
Favorite Emerging from treeline to a horizon of clouds.
Difficult

Shavano and Tabeguache

10.3 mi 16.6 km 5,007' Up 1526.04 m Up 5,006' Down 1525.88 m Down

Salida, CO
Favorite The creek crossing.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Antero

14.7 mi 23.7 km 4,748' Up 1447.07 m Up 4,746' Down 1446.69 m Down

Buena V…, CO

Buena Vista Running

  • 431 Miles 693 Kilometers of Trail
  • 8 Recommended Routes
  • 14 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 30 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Buena Vista - 44

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6.4 mi 10.3 km #1Browns Creek Trail #1429
Intermediate
Alpine, CO
Intermediate
Alpine, CO 32 
4.2 mi 6.8 km #2Mt. Shavano
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
Salida, CO 13 
17.8 mi 28.6 km #3CT - Segment 12: Clear Creek to Silver Creek
Difficult
Leadville, CO
Difficult
Leadville, CO
0.6 mi 1.0 km #4Agnes Vaille Falls Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Alpine, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Alpine, CO
2.3 mi 3.6 km #5Narrow Gauge Trail #1432
Easy/Intermediate
Alpine, CO
Easy/Intermediate
Alpine, CO
11.8 mi 19.0 km #6Pine Creek Trail #1467
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
0.6 mi 0.9 km #7Riverside Trail
Easy
Buena Vista, CO
Easy
Buena Vista, CO
4.7 mi 7.5 km #8Little Browns Creek Trail #1430
Difficult
Alpine, CO
Difficult
Alpine, CO
3.2 mi 5.2 km #9Three Elk Trail #1445
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate/Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
4.7 mi 7.6 km #10Davis Meadow Trail #1413
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO

Photos of Buena Vista - 69

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We made it to the top! Not bad for senior citizens!
Jun 16, 2019 near Buena V…, CO
Sunrise hitting Mt. Princeton from the top of Midland Hill, 1/1/21
May 16, 2021 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 creek right below the falls.
Aug 1, 2021 near Alpine , CO
The wildflowers are in full bloom and incredible all along the trail.
Jul 6, 2019 near Alpine , 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
A sample of the "staircase" leading up to the falls viewpoint.
Aug 1, 2021 near Alpine , CO