#1: Purchase Event Pass

The 14er Fest Event Pass grants you access to all the trail events, classes, clinics, and info sessions. By purchasing this “event pass”, you will receive a wristband to wear during 14er Fest weekend that grants you access to the events. All proceeds go to support local trail organizations that keep trails open and maintained. Once you have your wristband, you are free to attend any class on the schedule and to reserve your spot for trail events. 

#2: Select Add-Ons

The 14er Fest festival camping, fly fishing competition, and running races are an additional fee, and are SO worth it. Our festival camping takes place right in downtown Buena Vista under the stars of the Collegiate Peaks and next to the rolling Arkansas River. The running races are fun for the whole family, and end right at the beer garden in Vendor Village. Third-party vendors will also be offering specially discounted classes and events, which are listed below for an additional fee! 


#3: Reserve Your Spot

Spots on all trail excursions are limited and will go to those who come to vendor village and sign up first! To reserve your spot for any trail outing (4×4 ride, hike, etc), come see us at the sign-up booth in Vendor Village. Swing by the sign-up booth on Friday from 5pm-7pm to reserve your spot for Saturday outings, and come us on Saturday from 5pm-7pm to sign up for Sunday trail events. Please note: you will need to purchase your event wristband before signing up for any trail outing. 

Event Pass

This All-Access Wristband grants you access to all the trail events, classes, clinics, and info sessions. By purchasing the “event pass”, you will receive a wristband to wear during 14er Fest weekend that grants you access to all the events. You will also receive prizes and discounts from numerous local businesses and 14er Fest vendors when you wear your wristband.

-Wristband prices go up September 1st, 2021.
-Ark Valley Locals discount price is $10. (*discount applied after inputting address)
-Please note: music and the vendor village are free access areas


5k running race

Friday, September 24th @ 4:30pm

Grab some of the family or friends and join us for this 3.1-mile fun run & race! The race starts and ends right in the heart of vendor village. You’ll run on road, dirt and gravel trails during this race as you wind through the Buena Vista Riverpark. You’ll get some of the best views of the Arkansas River as you run along part of the river trail, through South Main and then as you return toward the event center and vendor village, the views of the Collegiate Peaks will be panoramic! This 5k course is mild and has little elevation gain (62 feet total).

Learn more on our running page


14k running race

Sunday, September 26th @ 9:30am

In the spirit of “14er Fest” we are so excited to host a 14k Race (8.7 miles!). 

This will be a more competitive and challenging race/trail run!

You will begin with most of our 5k course that winds you through the Buena Vista River Park. Once through the River Park you will cross the Arkansas River bridge and continue on the Midland Hill Trail System. As you gain elevation you will be treated to elevated views of Buena Vista, the Arkansas River and the Collegiate Peaks 

Learn more on our running page


4×4 Recovery Class

hosted by On Trail Training adventure

This class will give you a solid understanding of how and when to use different recovery tools and techniques. Covering winch, Hi Lift, Kinetic rope, and much more. We will also talk about what to look for when you buy. All proceeds from this class will go directly to Colorado Trail Defenders.

Be sure to bring everything you will need in terms of clothing, medication, food, and water for the day. You may also want to bring a notebook, camp chair, and a pair of work gloves preferably with no Velcro closure, we will explain in class.

We do ask that any vehicle brought to class in good working order with 4-wheel drive and a selectable low range. Also, be sure your vehicle has at least one recovery point front and rear, receiver shackles are ok.

This class will meet at 9 am on Thursday, September 23th at the railroad parking lot at southwest the corner of East Main Street and Railroad Street in downtown Buena Vista.


Please note: This Driving Class is not included in your event registration cost. There is a separate fee.


festival camping 

Festival Camping will be available right in the heart of downtown Buena Vista, by the Arkansas River and under the stars by the Collegiate Peaks. Spots are available to camp out of your vehicle, trailer, or to pitch a tent. All spots are within walking distance of event center. Learn more on our camping page