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Plan a Sightseeing Adventure: 5 Must See and Must Do Colorado Attractions

Local Hot Springs in Buena Vista, CO

Our bed and breakfast is located in Buena Vista, Colorado, 7,954 feet up and right in the middle of gorgeous mountain views. We’ve got natural odorless hot springs, national forests, 14,000 footers, and more outdoor recreation attractions than you could fit into a single vacation, or seven.

Over the years we’ve become experts at recommending the best Colorado vacation activities to the guests at our mountain bed and breakfast lodging. So if you’re trying to plan the ultimate Colorado sightseeing adventure, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking for things to do in Buena Vista CO or want to trek through the great outdoors, here are our favorite must-see stops on your unforgettable sightseeing adventure.

Higher and Higher

Colorado’s Rocky Mountains are home to some of the highest peaks in the Western Hemisphere, and you’ll find 10 beautiful 14,000 footers here. All the peaks are named after prestigious colleges, like Mount Harvard, Mount Princeton, and Mount Columbia. Go on a hiking adventure or drive right up to the top, then take in the most gorgeous mountain views you’ve ever seen.

Natural Odorless Buena Vista Hot Springs

Unlike many natural hot springs with a distinct bad egg smell, the famous Buena Vista hot springs are both natural and odorless. Heated deep in the earth by geothermal energy, these mineral-rich waters are the state’s best-kept secret. Visit an intimate romantic spa, or take the whole family to kid-friendly hot spring. These mountain retreats are always some of the most popular Buena Vista attractions all year round.

Cottonwood Pass

Are you one of the millions of people that visit Colorado in the winter for skiing and other winter sports? Then you’ll want to check out Cottonwood Pass, with more than 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails for you to explore.

Ghost Town Adventure

If you enjoy visiting weird attractions on sightseeing adventures and road trips, then go discover the famous ghost towns located in Colorado. These old mining towns have been abandoned for almost a century and are great for urban explorers looking for something unusual to do on their vacation. St. Elmo is one of the most well-preserved ghost towns in the western U.S., and is just 30 minutes from our lodging in Buena Vista.

The Great Outdoors

We can’t pick just one trail or park to explore, probably because the entire 1,109,782-acre San Isabel National Forest is at our disposal — with 700 miles of trails! Then there’s the 148-mile Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area, with more than 100 miles of the best whitewater rafting anywhere.

It doesn’t matter if you come in the winter, spring, summer, or fall — the Colorado Rocky Mountains are the best place to plan an unforgettable trip. So if you’re plotting out your upcoming sightseeing adventure, add some of these top Colorado attractions to your list!


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