Chaffee County Visitor's Bureau


Chaffee County is 100 percent Colorado! Starring the small towns of Buena Vista, Salida, Poncha Springs as well as Monarch Mountain. Folks drawn here enjoy the welcome contrasts to the state's glamorous resorts. However, if you do have a thirst for adventure we have more than 100 miles of Arkansas River to raft, fish, float or kayak in. 15 of the state's 53, 14,000 ft. peaks touch the sky here in the Sawatch Range. Year round Chaffee County is an outdoor enthusiast mecca. Visitors choose from recreational activities like hiking, biking, ATVing, kayaking, rafting, fishing, horseback riding, zipping, swimming, tennis and golfing. Winter sports fans can ski and ride Monarch Mountain, snowmobile, cross-country ski, snowshoe and ice fish. Year-around visitors in the "banana belt" can enjoy distinctive restaurants, unique shops, incredible art galleries and a large selection of antique shops in the historic towns of Salida and Buena Vista. Lodging options range from motels to rustic inns, bed and breakfasts, hostels, and campsites to guest ranches.


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  • Total # of Sleeping Rooms: 1200
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