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Buena Vista River Park

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Address: 926 South Main Street, Buena Vista, CO
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Good place to hike

This is easy access to some nice hiking and mountain biking trails. Wonderful views of the Arkansas River. This is great hiking in the summer and is pretty good for most winter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Monument, Colorado
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Monument, Colorado
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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is easy access to some nice hiking and mountain biking trails. Wonderful views of the Arkansas River. This is great hiking in the summer and is pretty good for most winter days, too.

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Houston
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

All within a quarter mile for either a quick break or daily routine. Say: 5 playspots within quarter mile for kayakers, about 100 feet from car park, and with trail if you want to portage back. Next, jog a couple of miles uphill with elevation gain of about 500 feet (at 8000 feet), or take a longer walk to 9600... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Nice trails on both sides of the river. Nothing too strenuous, just a nice way to spend an hour or two near the water.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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106 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Buena Vista is a great place to visit, but the River Park even makes it better if your into water sports. It's all so convenient. A Kayak is not my favorite toy, but it's still fun to get out there and try or do something new. This is a great place to do that and the town along with all... More 

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Millersburg, Ohio
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278 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

This place is awesome. There are picnic tables, river access and great trails I went for a run on the mountain bike trails or Midline Trail and it was challenging but fun. I to back to kayak, fly fish and mountain bike. I fell in love with Buena Vista and this park.

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Excellent water rafting and family place.Fishing is excellent( Arkansas river) also with rainbows and brown trout.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The water is COLD but the scenery is BEAUTIFUL. You can get right into the water and or sit back and watch it go by. Water over the rocks is beautiful.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We did not see this publicized in travel literature, but it's a real gem. The parking lot is well-placed and there are several hiking trails in the vicinity. The two trails along the river are well-maintained and the scenery is gorgeous. We would love to have seen some kayaks going through the river park!

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Thank Selb330
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Easy to find and cute little town and shopping area. Pretty trails and a cool boulder garden next to the river with chipmunks.

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Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My husband and I thought the walking trails here were well maintained, scenic and quite frankly a pleasant surprise. Very enjoyable and we will visit here again. The River Park made our first time visit to BV a definite repeat.

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