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Buena Vista River Park

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Address: 926 S Main St, Buena Vista, CO 81211-2217
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Stopped to stretch our legs between Crested Butte and Colirado Springs

We enjoyed watching the kayaks and float-trip groups as we walked for about 45 min along the West side of the river, where the trail was primarily level. There is more elevation... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed June 19, 2016
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed watching the kayaks and float-trip groups as we walked for about 45 min along the West side of the river, where the trail was primarily level. There is more elevation on the east side for those seeking a little more challenge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

The Buena Vista River Park is a very nice park right in the town of Buena Vista. Good walking trails that are well marked and not difficult. They offer good views of the river. You can watch the river rafters go by.

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North Carolina, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2016

Parked downtown, stopped in one of the outdoors shops and got a free trial map of the river park. Then walked over to South main where it seems to be the newest extension of downtown. Picked up the trial along the river, crossed the bridge at the north end and did the circle trail there and back, about 2 miles... More 

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Quinlan, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

This was the most beautiful part of our trip! It was very clean and We felt safe everywhere. The restrooms were very clean. The trails were very nice and the bridge was cool!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Easy path to walk. Fun to watch the kayakers praticing on the rapids. We parked and did the river walk visited some of the local shops, visited the Town Square and the Boulder Garden. It made a very nice afternoon that did not cost us anything and even the young grandchildren enjoyed it.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

Superb trail system that Buena Vista has developed across the Arkansas River from the town. Nicely laid out and marked, and easy to access and hike, although you should assure to grab a map before heading out.

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Gardiner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

This trail borders the River Park - Great hike and views. It is well maintained. The kiosks are informative and also well maintained.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

We hiked up the trails which were great. They had varying degrees of difficulties and length. Well kept.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

The BV water park is beautiful, has a near perfect location close to downtown, and provides access to both the Arkansas River and some great hiking and biking trails.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

Park as a picture of town itself. Part and parcel of development targeting yuppies in Buena Vista (construction under way, the so called South Main precinct right there by the river, not exactly a place to relax while under construction. And it seems that construction is going to take a while, many months, with the size of completed development shown... More 

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