Central Colorado offers a variety of extremes in its deep canyons, high peaks, beautiful wildflowers, and lovely trees. From brown plains to silver lakes to snow-capped mountain ranges, this region combines unpredictability with beauty.
The Upper Arkansas River Valley of Colorado is home to the towns of Buena Vista, Leadville, Twin Lakes, and Salida.
Kayakers and fishermen will find a wealth of enjoyment in such waters as the Gold Medal Arkansas River, Twin Lakes, Cottonwood Lake, Clear Creek Reservoir, Sands Lake, O’Haver Lake, Turquoise Lake, and numerous mountain creeks and alpine lakes.
Hikers, cross-country and downhill skiers, snowshoers, mountain bikers, rafters, horseback riders, jeeping fanatics, snowmobilers, campers, history nuts, food and drink aficionados, music lovers, shoppers and those that just want a place to relax will all find a wealth of activities and moments to just stop and watch the clouds float across the mountain peaks.