We have spent a few days in Buena Vista, a small town maybe 50 to 75 miles west of I-25. Though we have been here before, this is the first time we have really explored the area and have been pleasantly surprised to find what a great little tourist town it is. The biggest draw is the Arkansas River. Fishing, rafting and kayaking are all popular.
There is a great trail from downtown to the river with good views of both the surrounding mountains and the white water park that has been constructed here.
The White Water Park was built to allow everyone from beginning to advanced kayakers to practice their skills. This sign explains a little bit about the park.
After our walk along the river trail yesterday, we had good breakfast burritos for lunch (brunch?) from this food trailer.
Some homes are being built right above the river. They are modern versions of the Victorian homes found in the historic part of town. One street there is cobblestone.
At one point we walked down to the river's edge and spotted this sign. It really shows the silver mining history of Buena Vista.
This sculpture or art work is located near the river.
The streets are decorated with nice trash can holders and flowers.
Barbara, this mural is just for you.