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Buena Vista vs. Salida

Harrisburg, PA
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Buena Vista vs. Salida

Hi, I taking my teenage sons to Colorado in June. We're starting in Colorado Springs and working our way to RNMP. They want to do some rafting and rock climbing. Would it be better to stay in Buena Vista or Salida? Is there anything to do at night in either town? We'd be there for 2 days of our 9 day trip.

Denver, Colorado
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1. Re: Buena Vista vs. Salida

Buena Vista is a better place for River Rafting with lots of River rafting companies doing Brown's canyon. We always use a company called Performance Tours, we've been with them for about 6-7 years and they alway come through with great guides and reasonable prices. They are located by the Buena Vista airport.

Salida, CO
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2. Re: Buena Vista vs. Salida

Hi there! Both towns are nice, but Salida is a bit bigger and has more hotels -- so it'd say Salida is a better choice. Both towns have a movie theatre, etc. What kinds of things are you looking for doing at night?

The most popular rafting stretch is the Brown's Canyon on the Arkansas river, and companies operate out of both towns.

Not a ton of rock climbing around here, though AAE (American Adventure Expeditions) and another outfitter (Rock & Row?) offer some local trips.

Hope this helps,