Meet-Up Hike to Ptarmigan Lake

Ptarmigan Lake is one of the iconic spots in the Sawatch Range. The hike starts steeply through a dense forest emerging onto a sub-alpine plateau, then continuing above tree line into the alpine zone around the main lake. Wildflower displays can be spectacular, the...

Sunrise Hike to Sleeping Indian

Join us for a sunrise hike to the top of Sleeping Indian. Meet at the Buena Vista River Park bridge. You’ll get amazing views of Buena Vista and the surrounding valley once you reach the top! Directions: Drive to the very end of East Main Street and take a left...

Brewing Coffee in the Backcountry Clinic

Whether you on a backpacking or bike packing trip, having fresh coffee in the backcountry is a little luxury that can make all the difference on your trip. Come learn all the pro tips from Midland Stop & Midland Station coffee shop owner Jacob Mueller. He’ll...

Hike to Lost Lake

The Lost Lake hike begins at Cottonwood Pass road west of Buena Vista. The hike to Lost Lake is a beginner friendly and family friendly route. It’s about 1.3 miles to reach Lost Lake at an elevation of approximately 11,800 feet. The 360 degree mountain views are...

Hike to Lake Hartenstein

The Hartenstein Lake hike begins at Cottonwood Pass road west of Buena Vista. The distance is around 6 miles round trip with a starting elevation 9,900 ft and a lake elevation of 11,430 ft (gain and loss of 1,530 ft).  The trail is rocky in places and has one stream...