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Buena Vista, Colorado Springs, Denver, Breckenridge, Summit County

Find out why this area in Colorado hosts the best scenery and widest choice of adventure activities from novices...to experts!

Colorado's Rocky Mountain adventuresThe community of Buena Vista, Colorado, located just 2 hours southwest of Denver, 1 hour due south of Breckenridge, Colorado in Summit County and 2 hours west of Colorado Springs is the perfect destination for your Colorado family vacation, group adventure trip or youth ministry trip.

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Within the Arkansas River Headwaters Colorado State Park near Buena Vista and along the 148-mile Arkansas River, you can enjoy a variety of activities including white water rafting, hiking, camping, fly fishing, canoeing, and rock climbing day trips. From the fabled mining town of  Leadville, Colorado to the bass-filled waters of Pueblo Reservoir, the Arkansas River Headwaters hosts a charming valley where mountains cascade down to the river's edge, creating one of the most famous waterway canyons in the country - Browns Canyon. The Arkansas River continues to gain speed as it flows adjacent to the beautiful Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area. Here, at the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, you will find the Pike and San Isabel National Forests and more 14,000-foot peaks than any other state in the lower 48 states. 

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**Noah's Ark Whitewater Rafting Co. & Adventure Program Ltd. is a permitee of the Pike, San Isabel, and Gunnison National Forests. All or part of Noah's Ark operation is permitted to operate on public lands under a special use permit issued by the BLM.