Barbara Whipple Trail
The Whipple Trail on the east end of town is
is a relatively easy hike that offers grand views of the Collegiate
Peaks, the Arkansas River and information about the region's past.
It is a popular trail for hikers ... View Photos
Large Herd Of Elk
Steve only intended to photograph Mount Princeton,
but the herd of 100+ elk running across Chaffee County Road 339 was hard to ignore ...
USA Pro Cycling Challenge The very best professional cyclists came through Buena Vista during Stage 2 of the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. They started in Gunnison,
went past Taylor Park Reservoir and climbed Cottonwood Pass before reaching our town. After that, they continued to
Twin Lakes, went over Independence Pass and finished in Aspen ...
USA Pro Cycling Challenge
Nothing beats a Colorado sunset. On an August summer evening, the sky lit up over Mt. Columbia and the Sawatch Range.
Enjoy four beautiful photos and two videos ...
Full Colorado Rainbow
A full rainbow was spotted on the south side of Buena Vista on June 30. This was our first major rainstorm
for the 2011 summer. Enjoy Steve's video and photos ...
10 Scenic Driving Videos A collection of ten videos of scenic drives in and around Buena Vista, Colorado. Cottonwood Pass, Cottonwood Lake,
Clear Creek Reservoir and many other local spots ...
4-Wheeling Chinaman Gulch Steve Garufi and friends went on a 4WD adventure in Chinaman Gulch, a popular 4-wheeling area that is
rated difficult by most 4x4 enthusiasts. As Josh said, "It ain't over, until it tips over..."
Mountain Scenery Photos
Six photos of Colorado mountain scenery in the Arkansas River Valley. With the towering
Sawatch Range to the west, it is easy to become spoiled living here ...
Town Bethlehem Marketplace
The Bethlehem Marketplace is a bi-annual walk-thru drama put on by Valley Fellowship Church in Buena Vista.
Most first time visitors find this Christmas event to be extremely memorable ...
Continental Divide Trail
My friend Luis was vacationing in Vail, but wanted to come by Buena Vista to meet and hike. We chose the fairly easily
trail at Cottonwood Pass to an overlook ...
Time-Lapse Driving Videos
Ben Simo of Colorado Springs created two time-lapse videos of him driving from Buena Vista to Cottonwood Pass.
The second video has him driving downhill on the same route back into the town center
... View Photos
Cottonwood Pass Wandering
A wandering at Cottonwood Pass on an old wagon trail with the discovery of a wonderful patch of snow ... in August. Beautiful photos
of mountains included of course ... View Photos
This is a traffic camera of Highway 50 at Monarch Pass. Provided by
Buena Vista Backyard Cam
This is the Buena Vista, CO backyard of Steve. His web cam page can be visited
St. Elmo Ghost Town Cam
This is a web cam provided by a property owner in St. Elmo.
Click here to view it at a larger size.
Mountains & Wildlife
I ventured into the mountains on Easter Sunday. Although it snowed mightly in other parts of Colorado, Buena Vista received none.
But alas, I captured two great photos of bighorn sheep and other mountain shots.
If old Colorado ghost towns is your thing, you are definitely in the right area.
There are many interesting and secluded ghost towns within short driving distance
of Buena Vista, including St. Elmo, Tincup, Vicksburg, Winfield, Turret, Granite, Bonanza and Independence.
Click here to read more with directions to each town.