The view from the Four Mile Travel Management Area just outside of town.
Situated below the Collegiate Peaks and Sawatch Range and with the Arkansas River flowing alongside, Buena Vista—which translates to "beautiful view" in Spanish—is an outdoorsman's (or woman's) paradise. The one-stoplight town may lack restaurants and adorable boutiques, but you'll be too...
May 18 2016, 11:00 AM
—Photos courtesy of the Rochester Hotel (right) and Yvonne Lasmett (left)
With so many amazing resort towns in Colorado, it’s easy to overlook the smaller, less glamorous hamlets that dot the Centennial State. Which is a shame because these enclaves offer outstanding outdoor recreation, quaint main streets, unique lodging, mom-and-pop restaurants, and genuine doses of...
Mount Yale is Colorado's 21st-highest peak. —Courtesy of Shutterstock
Why we love it: Easy access, a well-graded trail, abundant aspens, and amazing summit views make Mount Yale a prime pick among Colorado’s 54 fourteeners.
When to go: Late spring, after most of the snow has melted, through early fall, when the aspen-covered hillsides turn orange and gold. It...
July 7 2015, 11:45 AM
Why we love it: Views of the quiet Arkansas River Valley make you feel like you’re watching a diorama.
When to go: The waterfall won’t be quite as spectacular in autumn, but landscape views en route make it worth the trek.
For me, traveling used to be focused on getting from...
September 23 2014, 2:15 PM
River Runners Pale Ale, Eddyline Brewing, Buena Vista
Style: Pale ale
Serving Type: 16-ounce can
ABV: 6 percent
Malty? Hoppy? More hops, but some malty flavors.
Reviewed: August 2013
If summer means strapping on a life vest and...
September 4 2013, 10:45 AM