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“Fun, Fun, Fun for outdoor entusiasts”

Buena Vista River Park
Ranked #10 of 29 things to do in Buena Vista
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Fun, Fun, Fun for outdoor entusiasts”
Reviewed 8 September 2011

Skate park, mountain bike trails, and gorgeous river walk. Great for a picnic or hike. Great place to stop during a long trip so kids can get out and run!

Visited September 2011
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colorado
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“Great hike, great views...”
Reviewed 7 July 2011

Did the Barbara Whipple Trail near River Park (http://www.buenavistaco.gov/Community-Trails-). Great hike, amazing views, and good locations for a picnic throughout the way. The base includes restrooms and water. The trail starts by crossing a bridge over the Arkansas. You will find short trails (for folks who just want to tour) or longer ones for those who want to get a good workout or adventure. I took the Whipple trail, stayed to the right and connected with CO RD 304 (dirt road)... The first 25-35 minutes (depending upon your pace) includes elevation gain... then levels out a bit on the road. However, the views are worth it. Also, afterwards, headed back into town (Main street) and had a very nice ice cream from Punky's ! Enjoyed the trail (and the treat) so much, I did it two days in a row. Enjoy!

Visited July 2011
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful hiking”
Reviewed 30 March 2011

My girlfriend and I came to Buena Vista for a girls weekend and went hiking here on the trails near the river. This is such a cool place. They have rocks for climbing and even a little mini-climbing area for kids. The trails are so nice and you can go up high or walk along the river. You can even get a beer at the Eddyline Brewery after!

Visited July 2010
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Buena Vista, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A lot to do at the Buena Vista River Park”
Reviewed 5 March 2011

There are several easy trails to hike, many areas to stop and relax and take in the beauty of the Arkansas River, world class in stream features to fish and paddle at, 3 large climbing boulders, a kid's climbing area and much much more. It is a great place to come and visit for a few hours or make a whole day out of it.

Visited March 2011
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