Monthly Adventures

2017 Buena Vista Events Schedule

There are a number of things to do in Buena Vista, Colorado and surrounding towns like Salida in the Summer of 2017. A Riverhouse Lodge is located on site of The Adventure Company which offers whitewater rafting and many more activity packages. The schedule below will show you all of the ‘goings-on’ in and around BV this Summer. Activities from concerts and festivals, to joining a community dog walk, are...... Read More

3 Hot Springs to enjoy in the Arkansas River Valley in Colorado

cottonwood hot springs

Buena Vista is most well-known for its access to world class whitewater rafting, however, now that it’s way too cold, and the river is way too low for river sports, the hot springs are the place to be. 🙂 A Riverhouse Lodge is a short drive away from three different hot springs, each with their own unique vibe. Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort Is about 15 minutes away, at the...... Read More

Ptarmigan Lake – Beautiful Fall Hike

A Riverhouse Lodge in Buena Vista makes the perfect base camp for your fall hiking or fishing get away. County Road 306, in Buena Vista, is a hiking and fishing goldmine. This road alone holds trailheads for Cottonwood Pass, the Colorado Trail, Mt. Yale (a fourteener), Cottonwood Lake, Hartenstein Lake, and, my new found favorite, Ptarmigan Lake. If you come out in mid to late fall, the trails aren’t nearly...... Read More

Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway During Leaf Peeping Season

Happy September!  Fall is my favorite time of year in the Arkansas River Valley; everything has calmed down from the buzz of summer, the Aspen leaves begin to change, but it is still sunny and warm enough to be outside almost every day.  We are also lucky enough to be located right along one of Colorado’s Scenic Byways, a beautiful drive providing easy access to the Collegiate Peaks. I took...... Read More

3 Ways To Enjoy The Colorado Trail

Happy August! It’s hard to believe that just last month I was celebrating the fact that the snow was almost all melted off the Collegiate Peaks. Now, in August we have had a couple storms bringing a layer of fresh snow back onto them! As an avid hiker and backpacker, I am so excited to share the Colorado Trail with you!  If you haven’t checked it out already, the Colorado...... Read More

3 Things for Land Lovers To Do In Buena Vista

Happy July! Summer is finally here in full swing and the snow is *almost* all melted off the Collegiate Peaks. I have been anxiously waiting for this time, when the snow is melted and the Spring storms have calmed down a little. It’s the perfect time to attempt to climb a 14er!  I wanted to take advantage of the nice weather and turned climbing Mt. Yale into a weekend adventure....... Read More

Ziplining At Top Of The Rockies

Happy June! Summer is almost here and Buena Vista, and the whole Arkansas River Valley, is starting to buzz with excitement. All of our seasonal summer staff are now settled in at The Adventure Company and A Riverhouse Lodge and we were very excited to all go zip lining at Top of the Rockies Zip Line in Leadville, CO. Even though it feels like summer is upon us here in...... Read More

Snowshoeing In and Around Buena Vista

Living in Buena Vista means living close to many, many, many hiking trails! (Or snowshoeing trails, in the winter) And I love it! Having read about Ptarmigan Lake, I made it next on my list to visit. Other hikers and fishermen rave about the views and beauty of this trail and the lakes along the way. The Ptarmigan Lake Trail is 6 miles total, out and back, and rated as...... Read More


I am so excited and nervous to announce that I am officially registered for the 2016 Buena Vista Bikefest! ( While there are several different distances for riders to choose from (35 mile, 50 mile, 62 mile, or 100 mile) I figured, go big or go home right? The century route (or 100 mile ride) goes from downtown Buena Vista north all the way to Leadville, CO around the Mineral...... Read More

Dogsledding in Leadville, CO

  This month I was lucky enough to go dogsledding for the first time, thanks to our friends at Alpine Adventures Dogsledding in Leadville, CO. Leadville, the highest incorporated U.S. city, is just a short drive away from our home base in Buena Vista. But it is about 2,000 ft higher in elevation which means way more snow! Having never been dogsledding before, I had no idea what to...... Read More