Leadville, Twin Lakes, Buena Vista and Salida is home to the Rocky Mountains, Arkansas River, beautiful lakes and tons of hiking and biking trails for all levels. Our favorite outdoor recreation activities in the area include:
The area is booming with young families! There is plenty of family and kids activities to fit your lifestyle that will keep you adventuring year-round.
The Arkansas River Valley is home to two of the most beautiful and sought after hot springs in Colorado.
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort is located in Nathrop, Colorado overlooking the Chalk Cliffs. Our family frequents the upper family pools and slide when open during the summer months. The bath house and relaxation pools are open year-round.
Cottonwood Hot Springs Resort is charming and rustic. Located off CR 306 heading up Cottonwood Pass, this is the perfect place for adults who want to relax in the many soaking pools located along Cottonwood Creek.
These mountain towns offer tons of family attractions perfect for weekend adventures or when family and friends are visiting. Here are our favorite attractions in the areas:
Many locals choose to live in the Arkansas River Valley due to the abundance of locally-owned businesses.
Our local farmer's market is held weekly come spring through fall and features Weathervane Farms fresh produce plus many local artisans held in beautiful South Main along the Arkansas River and in Salida at Alpine Park.
A few of our favorite locally-owned establishments include:
Believe it or not, living in the mountains offers amazing nightlife and fun festivals for all ages!
Locals enjoy a night out at The Lariat or Surf Hotel for great bands and well renowned musicians. Plus the drinks are pretty good!
During the summer months, you can find families stationed up in South Main for free music at The Beach Friday evenings at 6:30pm.
Not to mention, locals and tourists flock to BV for CKS Paddlefest, Campout for the Cause, Rapids & Grass Beer Festival, Gold Rush Days, Seven Peaks Music Festival and much more!