The decision to locate a national fish hatchery in Leadville was made in 1888.
Burro racer Jack Lohmann continues to enjoy his boyhood haunts around Leadville as part of Western Pack Burro Racing Ass-ociation’s growing circuit.
National forests are pretty much synonymous with outdoor recreation. And there’s a lot of national forest land in the Upper Arkansas Valley.
Come along for a mountain bike ride from the shore of Twin Lakes to the shoulder of Mt. Elbert and back. The route follows the Colorado Trail and forest roads from the shoreline to the groves of aspen along the flank of Mt. Elbert, then descends back along the Colorado Trail to the start poi…
When the leaves start changing in fall, it doesn’t mean that fishing, camping and dirt biking seasons are over. In fact, fall might be the best time to enjoy some of those activities, especially in Bighorn Sheep Canyon.
The gin-clear waters of the Arkansas River and the tall granite rock formations that line the river in Browns Canyon create an enticing venue for outdoor recreation in Chaffee County.
While Chaffee County offers plenty of things to do, from the mountains to the river to numerous festivals in both Salida and Buena Vista, the area is known as the Crossroads of the Rockies for a reason.
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/Parks/ArkansasHeadwatersRecreationArea), a Colorado state park, is responsible for camping along the river, both in designated campsites and nondesignated sites.
The stretch of the Arkansas River near Salida might be best known as a whitewater rafting destination, but the fishing is also some of the best around.