BVSC manages more than 30 miles of mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding trails in and around the Buena Vista area. The majority of our trails are at an intermediate level for mountain biking, with the exception of Vitamin B, South Broken Boyfriend, and Unchained, which are expert and beyond.
Easily accessible from town, Whipple Trail System receives plenty of sunshine & is great year-round. Providing fantastic views of the Arkansas River Valley & the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, these trails provide a variety of options for users. Enjoy a quick adventure or connect with the Midland Trail System for an all-day excursion!
Located at the intersection of Hwy. 285/24 & CR 304 one mile east of Johnson Village, the Midland Trail System provides trail access for all users of all abilities. Park at the Collegiate Peaks Overlook (for a small fee), or continue up CR 304 to the Midland Parking Area. Users will enjoy a variety of trails, as well as plenty of gravel roads & dispersed camping sites.
The B stands alone! Located just north of BV, the most difficult mountain biking trail in the area rests among the granite outcroppings of the Fourmile Recreation Area. This area also boasts some amazing gravel riding on its gravel roads & ATV trails. Plenty of dispersed camping is also available in this area.
Our dry, mostly sunny weather means our trails are in great shape most of the year. We build sustainable trails that minimize erosion and move water off the trail. But there are times when using our trails can damage them:.
Please stay off trails immediately after a big summer rain storm and during freeze/thaw cycles after a snow event. If you encounter a section of the trail with standing water, ride/hike/run right through. This helps keep the intended trail intact and minimizes widening the trail and alternative routes.
Following these simple guidelines will help keep our trails in good shape and minimize maintenance. Thank you for helping to minimize damage to our trails.
Enjoy the trails!