County Road 306 – A Fishing & Hiking GoldmineA 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 as crowded as in the summer, but the weather is still mild enough not to worry too much about winter gear.
Be aware of hunters and wear bright orange, or at least bright colored clothing so hunters can see you easily*