2 Days in the Historic Arkansas River Valley
Spend two days exploring the historic roots of the Arkansas River Valley by train, raft, zipline and hot springs.
There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
Hop into the car for a 40-minute drive to Buena Vista for lunch.
Lace up your boots and set out to explore Lost Lake Trail in the San Isabel National Forest. The 2.6-mile, easy-graded trail features a stunning turquoise lake beneath the Collegiate Peaks and shocks of golden aspen stands in the fall. Keep an eye out for wildlife, like moose and chipmunks, as you go.
Hike 14,000-feet above sea level to the peak of Mount Yale via the Denny Creek Trailhead.
Look up at the pitch-black sky and see it sparkle with little white dots above Cottonwood Lake.