Buena Vista

1885- Funeral procession down Main Street Buena Vista - photo from www.photoswest.org
Buena Vista is located at the foot of the Continental Divide north of junction U.S. Hwy 24 & U.S. Hwy 285. The Arkansas
River flows along the eastern edge of the town.
Buena Vista's elevation is 7,954 feet.

Chaffee County is known as "The Home of the Fourteeners." That means mountain peaks over 14,000 feet elevation.
There are more "fourteeners" in Chaffee County than any other county in the country.

Buena Vista is one of the main gateways to recreation in the 1,109,782 acre San Isabel National Forest and the 148-mile
long Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area.
Buena Vista is often referred to as the
"Whitewater Capital of Colorado".  

The town was founded in 1879; its name means "beautiful view". The Collegiate Range--mounts Yale, Harvard and
Princeton, all over 14,000 feet in elevation-form a backdrop for this community.

                                                                            Photo from:   http://www.fourteenernet.com/

            Historic tour of Mt. Olivet Cemetery ~ 2008!


June 18th, July 25th, & Sept. 13th, 2008 – Historic Cemetery Tour at Mt. Olivet Cemetery on Rodeo Road, 7 p.m.
Re-enactors describe the lives of former area residents. $8 for adults, $5.00 for children 6-16, free for children under 6
and members of Buena Vista Heritage-
buenavistaheritage@msn.com- 719.395.8458.

Contact: Judy Hassell at:    judy@buenavistacolorado.org



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