Chaffee County

Name
Duration
Venue
Location
Tickets
Christmas Mtn Lighting & Parade of Lights
Nov 23
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Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons
Nov 30
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Monarch Mountain Torchlight Parade & Fireworks
Dec 31
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Chafee County events take place in Buena Vista, Salida and Monarch. 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, a top Chaffee County event, 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)

Chaffee County events and things to do n the summer (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

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

Distances
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

Water
Arkansas River

Nearby Ski Resorts
Monarch Ski Resort
Ski Cooper

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