Chaffee County

Chaffee County Fair and Rodeo
Jul 19-29
Salida Fine Arts and Music Festival
Jul 21-22
Groove Farmers
Jul 26
Pint and a Half
Aug 09
CONTIN-TAIL Rock & Gem show
Aug 09-12
Gold Rush Days
Aug 11-12
Gold Rush Days
Aug 11-12
Annual King Boletus Mushroom Festival
Aug 25-26
Apple Fest 2018
Sep 08
Salida Fiber Festival
Sep 08-09
Salida BikeFest
Sep 13-16
OHV Color Tour
Sep 18-22
14er Fest
Sep 28-30
Sleeping Indian Hill Climb
Sep 30

Things to do in the summer in Chaffee County (Buena Vista, Salida, Monarch)
Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Hiking, Golf, Off Road (ATV & Jeep), Camping, Biking, Mountain Biking, Hot Springs, Zipline, Art Galleries, Golf, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Rock Climbing, Wildlife Watching, Fishing

Things to do in the winter in Chaffee County (Buena Vista, Salida, Monarch)
Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Cross County Skiing, Hot Springs, Dog Sledding, Hot Springs, Zipline,

Buena Vista, Salida and Monarch are located in Chaffee County and the area is best known as a summer destination since it’s home to the Arkansas River Headwaters. This upper section of the Arkansas River is the most commercially rafted river the U.S. and during the summer it’s more affectionately referred to as the rubber highway. Whitewater adventurists, fishermen and summer vacationers converge to the Arkansas Valley to raft the whitewater, camp or enjoy America’s oldest and boldest whitewater festival, FIB ARK. Fibark is a 3 day festival focusing kayaking and rafting competitions, various races and a zaney parade. In the winter Chaffee County is best known as home to Monarch Ski Area. Monarch is a small family type ski area with some easy and expert terrain, but when closing weekend comes, the locals celebrate the upcoming rafting season with Kayaks on the snow races, down the slopes of Monarch Mountain. As if that doesn’t make this area unique enough, Chaffee County is home to 12 14ers, and some beautifully set family friendly hot springs resorts. 3 hrs from Denver (get directions)

Denver 134 Miles 2 hours and 56 minutes
Colorado Springs 105 Miles 2 hours and 28 minutes

Events Close to Chaffee: Leadville, Canon City - Royal Gorge, Crested Butte

Medical Marijuana shops in Buena Vista
Recreational and Medical Marijuana shps are in Salida

Nearest Aiports
Colorado Springs
Denver International Airport

Arkansas River

Nearby Ski Resorts
Monarch Ski Resort
Ski Cooper

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