Trails

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. 


Trailforks and MTB Projects have updated maps of our trail system.

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Collegiate Peaks Overlook: Park here for easy access to Highway 285, toilets and picnic areas.

 

Located on County Road 304 just off of Highway 285, this parking area has pit toilets and a picnic area. Turn onto County Road 304 off of Highway 285. Continue a short distance up the road and parking is on your left. Access the Collegiate Peaks Connector at the beginning of the parking lot, on the northeast side. This will take you uphill to Fistfull of Dollars. You can also head across County Road 304 from the parking lot and access Django Trail. 

 

KOA Parking Area: Park here for easy access to Highway 285.

 

This is a small,  informal parking area at the beginning of County Road 303, off of Highway 285 just east of Johnson Village and south of the town of Buena Vista. There is a KOA campground at the end of County Road 303.  Turn onto County Road 303 and immediately on your left is parking. Across from the parking area is the start of the Few More Dollars Trail. This parking area is less than a mile west of the Collegiate Peaks Overlook parking area. 

 

Midland Parking Area: Park here for easy access to many trails.

 

This is a large parking area at the top of County Road 304 where it intersects with County Road 376A. There is a porta-potty and immediate access to many trails. Turn onto County Road 304 off of Highway 285. Go past the Collegiate Peaks Overlook parking area on your left and continue for 1.4 miles up County Road 304 to the Midland parking area. 

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Town of Buena Vista: Park here for easy access to town trails.

 

Option 1 - Follow East Main Street in Buena Vista to the intersection of South Main. Take a left to park at the North Bridge large unpaved parking lot along the Arkansas River.  From the parking lot, go down the steps at the Boathouse and you will see the North Bridge.  You will be able to access the Bridge to Bridge trail, as well as the Whipple Trail System, from North Bridge.  

 

Option 2 - Follow East Main Street in Buena Vista to the intersection of South Main.  Take a right on South Main and follow it all the way to South Main Square.  You can park in this area.  If you continue along South Main past the Square, you will see a large unpaved parking lot.  From the parking lot, follow the River Trail south to the Beaver Falls Bridge.  You will be able to access the Bridge to Bridge trail, as well as the Whipple Trail System, from Beaver Falls Bridge.

TRAIL ACCESS

TRAIL Conditions

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 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!

Have you spotted a trail maintenance issue? Maybe a broken or missing sign, washed-out section of trail, or overgrown brush? Thank you for your help!

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