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August 2018

Trail Building

August 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on August 25, 2018 at 9:00 am

Join the Buena Vista Singletrack Coalition for trail building. Construction of the new Broken Boyfriend Extension trail is underway and we need your help! No experience necessary and there is a job for every member of the family. Bring the kids, bring the couch potatoes, bring your smiles, but please - no pets. Come prepared with the following: · Hiking boots or other sturdy closed toed shoes · Work Gloves · Sunglasses or Safety Glasses · Water for the Day…

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September 2018

Autumn Color Run

September 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
McPhelemy Park, Hwy 24 and Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$10 – $75

Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, and 1 Mile Fun Run. The ACR is BV's longest running race! Beautiful course and awesome finish line party.

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March 2019

Youth Cross Country Ski League

March 8 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Friday, repeating until March 8, 2019

Collegiate Peaks Campground Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States + Google Map
$70

Grades: K-12   $70/participant Join experienced instructors from Buena Vista Mountain Adventures for the Youth Ski League! Whether you're new to the idea, or an experienced skier, come and join the fun of Cross Country Skiing! Gear Rental is available for an additional $15. Gear Checkout Day will be Friday, January 11 from 3:30-5:30pm at the Community Center. Registration Deadline: Friday, January 11 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

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May 2019

Fun Runs

May 15 @ 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 27, 2019 at 3:15 pm

One event on March 20, 2019 at 3:15 pm

One event on April 24, 2019 at 3:15 pm

One event on May 15, 2019 at 3:15 pm

Avery Parsons Elementary School, 516 E Main St
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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FREE!

Ages: All   FREE! Anyone and everyone is invited to the Fun Runs! Join BV Rec, APE, and Boys & Girls club for a mile fun run on the River Park Trails!

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Boy Scouts Troop 67

May 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman Ave
Buena Vista, 81211
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$2

Year-round leadership and character development program for boys ages 11-18 or in grades 6-12. We meet weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00pm with additional outdoor activities about once a month, including camping, backpacking, bikepacking, skiing, and fishing. We go to summer camp together for a week.

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Applied Horsemanship (Through Competition)

May 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until May 30, 2019

100 Elk Outdoor Center at A/U Ranches, 18325 County Road #366
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$600

From a foundation in western horsemanship, participants will learn and be able to execute basic horsemanship/equitation skills such as the stop and turn, then to apply those skills in various competitive and work-related formats, including gymkhana, cattle working, and the game of polocrosse - a game originally conceived of as a means of developing a more natural working seat while on horseback. There will be a culminating event(s) determined by the progress of participants that will challenge their newly developed…

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June 2019

GARNA Stream Explorers in Buena Vista – 2019

June 4 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until May 31, 2019

One event on June 3, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on June 4, 2019 at 9:00 am

Community Center, 715 E Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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Free

GARNA and Collegiate Peaks Chapter of Trout Unlimited are teaming up for another year of Stream Explorers to connect youth to the river in their backyard. This four class program is open to middle school youth who are in 5th through 8th grade. Participants will discover the secret lives of creatures that live in the river, perform aquatic behavior experiments, gain experience with fly casting, and learn to tie their own flies. Class 1:  Intro to Stream Conservation. Investigate aquatic invertebrates through experiments in the classroom…

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98th Annual Collegiate Peaks Stamped Rodeo – 2019

June 9 @ 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on June 9, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Rodeo Grounds, Gregg Dr, Buena Vista, CO 81211
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$8 – $15

The 98th Annual Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo will be held on Saturday, June 8th – Sunday, June 9th, 2019 in Buena Vista, Colorado. This Buena Vista rodeo is held at Rodeo Grounds. Come out for Rodeo Week in Colorado for seven days of fun at the Collegiate Peaks Stampede Rodeo! Horseback riding, shooting sports, fishing, hiking, children's events and much more will take place before the annual Buena Vista Collegiate Peaks Rodeo on Saturday! Tickets: Adults $15/$12 pre-sale                 Youth (6-12 y/o) $10/$8…

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Full Moon Yoga

June 17 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, 15870 County Road 162
Nathrop, CO 81236 United States
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$10

Join us for the Full Moon Water Yoga every month at Mt. Princeton. Connect with nature and relax in natural hot springs. After the class stay and soak until closing.

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Water Yoga under the stars

June 27 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, 15870 County Road 162
Nathrop, CO 81236 United States
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$15

Join us for this amazing event, which is a blend of yoga, natural hot springs, and good live music. After the class stay and soak until closing. 

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Water Yoga under the stars

June 27 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, 15870 County Road 162
Nathrop, CO 81236 United States
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$15

Join us for this amazing event, which is a blend of yoga, natural hot springs, and good live music. After the class stay and soak until closing. 

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July 2019

Independence Day – Freedom 5k

July 4 @ 7:30 am - 9:45 am
Splash Pad, E. Main & S. Railroad St.
BUENA VISTA, CO 81211 United States
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The Buena Vista High School Cross Country team is hosting their annual Freedom 5k! It’s a fun course on a beautiful day, invite your friends and family who are in town over the 4th of July and get signed up today for early registration prices and a free t-shirt!! REGISTRATION: www.getmeregistered.com/independenceday5k Early-bird price: $25 (Through June 30th) *guarantees free t-shirt! Regular price: $30 (July 1st – July 3rd @ 1:59a.m.) Day of price: $35  SCHEDULE: Packet pickup starts at 7:30a.m. and…

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Noah’s Ark Adventures – Adventure Park 2019

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Noah’s Ark, 23910 US Hwy 285
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$40

Ages: 7+ Cost: $40 for each adventure With ziplines, high rope bridges, a giant swing and much more, the Browns Canyon Adventure Park is the perfect addition to your Colorado vacation! You can experience the thrill right here in Colorado at Noah's Ark. The entire park overlooks Browns Canyon National Monument.   The Park offers 4 Courses and 2 High Adrenaline Challenges, including 66 unique obstacles and 7 ziplines!  Courses range from introductory level elements to "blue" and "black" features designed…

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GARNA Nature’s Explorers Camp in Buena Vista 2019

July 8 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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One event on June 24, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on July 8, 2019 at 9:30 am

Community Center, 715 E Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$40

Join us for Nature’s Explorers, a summer in nature with hands-on activities, games, art, journaling, and of course, exploring!  We will meet outside the Buena Vista Community Center each week and take a Chaffee Shuttle bus to our field trip locations. Ages: Rising Kindergartners – Rising 3rd Graders Meeting Location: Buena Vista Community Center (715 East Main Street, Buena Vista, CO –  See Map) Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM 3 Session Series on Mondays: June 17 –  Session 1: River Creatures @ the Rocky Mountain Outdoor…

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Noah’s Ark Adventures – Rafting Trip 2019

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Noah’s Ark, 23910 US Hwy 285
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$40

Ages: 7+ Cost: $40 for each adventure Browns Canyon is Colorado's #1 whitewater rafting trip! Launch from our convenient riverfront location for more river time, less shuttle time! Paddle 10 miles of Colorado's Arkansas River through BROWNS CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT and experience the fun and excitement of rafting several Class III-III+ whitewater rapids such as Pinball, Zoom Flume, and Raft Ripper. Check in and put in at Noah's Ark and enjoy rafting the Arkansas River's rapids for approximately 2-3 hours…

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CCU Adult Coed Summer Soccer League

July 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Monday, repeating until July 19, 2019

Soccer Field Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States + Google Map

Chaffee County United 7v7 Adult League Monday Nights June 10 - July 19 Schedules will be emailed out after registration Games will take place between 5:30 and 8:30 pm Location: Riverside Soccer Fields Main street, Buena Vista $300 entry fee per team 50 minute games (two 25 min. Halves 5 minute halftime) 8 game minimum Categories: coed (all teams are required to have at least one male and one female registered and on the field at any time) Team size = 12…

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Noah’s Ark Adventures – Rock Climbing 2019

July 27 @ 8:00 am
Noah’s Ark, 23910 US Hwy 285
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$40

Ages: 7+ Cost: $40 for each adventure Experience natural rock walls and real cliffs on a Noah's half day rock climbing and rappelling trip! Enjoy 3 hours of classic Colorado rock climbing and rappelling at our outdoor sites - all located within minutes of Buena Vista and the Noah's Ark riverfront property. This trip is a perfect option for your family or group! Combine rock climbing with Browns Canyon rafting and other activities for the perfect adventure!  Must wear long…

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Adventure Camp 2019

July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until August 1, 2019

Community Center, 715 E Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$60

Ages: 5-12 Session 1: June 24-27, Mon-Thurs, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Session 2: July 29-Aug 1, Mon-Thurs, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Spend the afternoons with BV REC and experience cool activities- some new and some all-time favorites.  We have lots of fun in store this summer: sports, hikes, crafts, exploration, field trips, and everything leads to a new adventure.  Meet at the Community Center at 1pm for an afternoon full of fun! Maximum of 12 participants per session so early registration is…

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Paddle on the Pond

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 30, 2019

McPhelemy Park, Hwy 24 and Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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Ages: All ages Tuesdays in June and July 4:00-6:00 pm Cost: FREE!  (A $5 donation is suggested) Town Pond, McPhelemy Park Buena Vista Recreation partners with CKS to host Paddle on the Pond in McPhelemy Park every Tuesday in June and July. CKS brings paddle boards and necessary equipment to enjoy the pond. For participants under the age of 18, a parent must be present to sign a liability waiver before participating. Registration: Drop in

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August 2019

AHRA Junior Rangers – 2019

August 1 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Thursday, repeating until August 1, 2019

Community Center, 715 E Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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Free

WHO:              Kids ages 5 – 11 are invited WHAT:            Join the fun and excitement this summer with the Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Junior Rangers Program! WHY:              Because it is awesome to live life outdoors in Colorado! HOW:              Kids 5-11 are invited to show up ready for adventure.  Be ready to get dirty, wet and messy!  Our park naturalist will guide you to exploration, discovery and fun!     WHERE / WHEN:       BUENA VISTA: …

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September 2019

Learn to swim!

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, repeating until August 16, 2019

One event on September 6, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on September 13, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on September 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

One event on September 7, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on September 14, 2019 at 9:00 am

One event on September 21, 2019 at 9:00 am

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, 15870 County Road 162
Nathrop, CO 81236 United States
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$50 – $65

Join us this summer to learn to swim in natural hot springs pools. All our instructors are American Red Cross certified, they have great experience and they loooove teaching.  Check out more details here: http://mtprinceton.com/learn-to-swim

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14er Fest 2019

September 27 - September 29
Buena Vista, Colorado Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States + Google Map

14er Fest is a multi-sport mountain festival, featuring Off-Roading, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Fly Fishing, and Trail Running in Buena Vista, Colorado. Join us for trail events, clinics, festival camping, live music, local libations and amazing vendors, September 27th – September 29th. At the heart of the festival you’ll find that 14er Fest seeks to join together a wide variety of trail users, including both motorized and non-motorized trail enthusiasts. Our vision is to create a platform where all trail groups can recreate together and work together…

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October 2019

Wilderness First Aid & Remote Care

October 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on October 13, 2019 at 8:00 am

Community Center, 715 E Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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$290

A FOUNDATION OF FIRST AID PRINCIPLES AND SKILLS Learn how to respond to emergencies and give care in areas that do not have immediate emergency medical services (EMS) response. Topics covered will range from dealing with trauma, medical and environmental emergencies in a remote location as well as calling for help and evacuation considerations. The American Red Cross CPR and AED certificate is also included in this course. LEARNING OUTCOMES Assessing & Handling Medical Emergencies & Trauma Stabilizing Patients Techniques…

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November 2019

Webelos Scouts

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Congregational United Church of Christ, 217 Crossman Ave
Buena Vista, 81211
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$50

Cub Scouts for 4th and 5th grade boys and girls meet twice a week during the school year, with an additional outdoor activity about once a month. Cost is $50 for the year plus some event fees.

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SilverSneakers Classic

November 14 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely

peak fitness, 620 Antero Circle
Buena Vista, CO 81211 United States
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Have fun and move through the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is used for seated and/or standing support. 

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