Buena Vista Colorado is excited to announce that PaddleFest 2016 will be a benefit for Chaffee County Search and Rescue. The folks that help pull folks off mountains and out of the river when we are in trouble. Come join your friends on the Arkansas River for 4 days of fun, paddling,clinics, classes, food, comps, sales, beers, and much much more. CHeck this link to learn more and to register or volunteer. Thanks so much
BUENA VISTA: A TOWN THAT GOES WITH THE FLOW
At the base of the Sawatch mountain range lives a one-stoplight town, and a river runs through it.
From the first sign of snowmelt to the time the leaves start their change, the Arkansas River Valley is the place to be. The overall sense of community revolves around Sup’ing the Milk Run with a handful of your favorite friends, riding your bike down to surf in our play park until the sun sets, getting your heart rate up on the Pine Creek and Numbers section of the Ark, and exploring the Brown’s Canyon Monument by raft, kayak, or foot. There is something for everyone in those summer days that keep on giving.
Around the endless amount of activities offered by this valley, is the support of a community that throws itself into making all the fun as accessible as simply showing up. Start your day with a steaming cup of coffee from The Buena Vista Roastery, head over to Colorado Kayak Supply and pick up anything you need to enjoy all that the river has to offer, and finish your day sipping a cold beer from Eddyline Brewery or a cocktail from the Deerhammer Distillery.
The big bang that starts off our incredible river season is Paddlefest, which falls on Memorial Day weekend. If you’re looking for a way to get involved in river sports, ready to hone your skills, or just want a good party that involves playing on water; this is the place to be. Clinics, competitions, races, and concerts make it a weekend not to miss!
The Arkansas River Valley has captured the hearts of all who visit or now call it home. It is the mountain town that just won’t quit, and the summer months give it the soul that makes it a nook worth exploring.