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Riverside Trail

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 4.5 (2)

A lovely riverside stroll!


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0.6

Miles

0.9

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Point to Point

7,898' 2,407 m

High

7,887' 2,404 m

Low

7' 2 m

Up

11' 3 m

Down

1%

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Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly An easy-going trail along the scenic Arkansas River in Buena Vista. This is a great place for the whole family to kick back and watch boaters play in the waves.

Description

This trail is hard to miss. Once you park in the dirt lot at the end of East Main Street, you can easily access the trail by heading towards the river. The trail is on the side of the river closest to the parking lot and the biking trail is on the far side of the river across the bridge.

If you're looking for a great place to stroll alongside the river while taking in beautiful views of the nearby hills, the Arkansas River, and local boaters.. this is the spot! Along the way, there are multiple places to shed some shoes and dip your feet. To top it off, there's even a bouldering wall adjacent to the trail about a quarter mile down.

This spot draws in both locals and tourists for a reason!

Flora & Fauna

Cottonwood and pine trees lining the riverside provide well-needed shade. This section of the Arkansas River is gold-medal trout fishing so don't forget your pole!

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Shared By:

Natalie Plotkin

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  4.5 from 2 votes

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Not a bad place to let the feet soak
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Mt. Princeton looking mighty fine from here.
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Beautiful day on the Arkansas.
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Spotting the local wildlife in the river.
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Boat-watching from the bridge!
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Bouldering hot spot for young climbers
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO

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Mar 10, 2020
Lori Gray
Beautiful hike. A few rough spots across the bridge. Dogs loved getting in the water. — 0h 44m
Sep 30, 2018
Vanessa Bayer
Also walked the other side along the river
Jun 23, 2017
Belinda Campbell
Perfect.