BACKGROUND on SALIDA / BUENA VISTA HEART OF THE ROCKIES

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There are more 14,000 Thousand foot peaks (14teeners) in Chaffee County than any other County in North America.

  • The Heart of the Rockies are at the Headwaters of the Arkansas, Rio Grande and Colorado Rivers. Chaffee county contains 2 scenic mining and old Railroad towns, Salida & Buena Vista. Both of which have a thriving summer time rafting economy on the Arkansas River.
  • 3 National Forests and 3 Colorado counties converge on the Continental Divide above Salida.
  • This area is virtually unknown to the public.
  • The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) at Monarch Pass is the only section of the CDT open to Motorcycles. The CDT spans the entire Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico.
  • There are 100s of miles of challenging Singletrack in the vicinity. Malcolm Smith has a house in Buena Vista. These 3 National Forests were Malcolm’s ‘Secret’ riding area for years. There are 1000s of miles of 2 track. Multiple mountain passes.
  • We have many dual sport loops GPS’d of 100, 150, 200 & 300 miles. Multiple Singletrack loops of 50 to 100 miles. All the Singletrack is challenging. Dual Sport loops that can be challenging.
  • Rocky Mountain Jeep Rentals also has a multitude of routes available for Jeeps from scenic to extreme.
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The Continental Divide from the San Isabel Ranger Station in Salida, Colorado

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Salida, Colorado is approximately 1 ½ hours West from Colorado Springs and 3 hours Southwest from Denver

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Miners in the Rocky Mountains

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Anderson Motor Co / Rocky Mountain Offroad Tours

345 West Highway 50; Salida, CO 81201

(719) 539-3088 (719) 221-0757 (719) 539-3088

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