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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 - 5

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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 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. Altitude has been shown to contribute to absurdity.
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 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 Hiking

  • 385 Miles 620 Kilometers of Trail
  • 6 Recommended Routes
  • 12 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 28 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Buena Vista - 42

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6.4 mi 10.3 km #1Browns Creek Trail #1429
Intermediate
Alpine, CO
Intermediate
Alpine, CO 30 
4.2 mi 6.8 km #2Mt. Shavano
Difficult
Salida, CO
Difficult
Salida, CO
17.8 mi 28.6 km #3CT - Segment 12: Clear Creek to Silver Creek
Difficult
Leadville, CO
Difficult
Leadville, CO
1.4 mi 2.3 km #4Django Trail #6033
Intermediate
Buena Vista, CO
Intermediate
Buena Vista, 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
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
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
7.0 mi 11.3 km #10Frenchman Creek #1457
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO
Difficult
Buena Vista, CO

Photos of Buena Vista - 63

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Mt. Princeton summit. Altitude has been shown to contribute to absurdity.
Jun 24, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
We made it to the top! Not bad for senior citizens!
Jun 16, 2019 near Buena V…, CO
Hikers along the ridge, just a little above the switchbacking trail.
Jun 24, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Effie on the summit in August. Mt. Princeton (14,197') on the left; Mt. Yale (14,196') obscured by clouds in center; Mt. Columbia (14,073') on the right.
Mar 4, 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
From Elevation Camp
May 29, 2018 near Buena V…, CO
Emerging from treeline to a horizon of clouds.
Oct 2, 2017 near Alpine , CO