Fun things to do in Fairplay, Alma, Como, Jefferson, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, Salida & Surrounding Areas

Sonic Bloom Festival 2014

Here's a short Slideshow Video, showing a few pictures of the Riverside Inn Hotel.  Also video, and photos of the various enjoyable mountain activities, in Fairplay, Breckenridge, Buena Vista, and surrounding areas, Enjoy ! 

A Riverside Inn Hotel has a wide variety of fun things to do.  Below are some of the most popular activities our guests enjoy.

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Colorado's Best ATV Tours and Rentals, are headquartered at the Riverside      Inn Hotel.  If you or your family and friends are seeking the adventure of a lifetime, then look no further.  Ride your own All Terrain Vehicle through some of Colorado's most scenic destinations.  This is one of the best ways to experience the Rocky Mountains.  All skill levels and abilities welcome.

See, Do, Live Have FUN !!

Reservations Required call 719-836-0600 or check out for details...

American Safari Ranch - Horse Back Riding & Guest Ranchalt

If you want to play Cowboy or Cowgirl for a day , the American Safari Ranch is the play to visit.  Well trained, beautiful equestrian horses are available for beginners, to experts.  Anyone from 6 years and up can ride their own horse.  Miniature Horse Ponies are available for younger children.  This authentic western ranch also has indoor and outdoor facilities for groups of any size.  Perfect for Company Retreats, Weddings, Family Reunions, Music Festivals, or virtually any event you would like to have fun.

Reservations Required. call 719-836-2700  OPEN YEAR ROUND !! www.AmericanSafariRanch.comfor additional information...

Colorado's Best - Fishing, Fishing, and more Fishing !!! Riverside_Inn_Hotel_Private_Fishing

If you're into Lake Fishing, Stream or River Fishing, or you just want to take your kids to your own private fishing spot  we have you covered.  South Park Colorado is known as "The Trout Fishing Capital of the World." Anglers from around the world descend upon the wonderful waters of Fairplay, and the surrounding areas.  If you're into Fly fishing, casting a small lure into the Arkansas River, or you want to bring an auger , and do some ice-fishing then Fairplay, Colorado has something special in store for you.

  • A Riverside Inn Private Fishing for Guests of the Hotel.
  • Antero Reservoir, Eleven Mile Reservoir, Spinney Reservoir
  • "Dream Stream" - Gold Medal River Fishing
  • Arkansas River
  • Fariplay Beach- stocked with Rainbow & Brown Trout.
  • Guided fishing trips available.

Check out the Fishing Guide and Maps here... colorado_fishing_photos_maps

Fish Explorer is a great resource for Fisherman/women, or pro anglers looking to find the best fishing spots, and events in Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico.  This site contains a great variety of pictures, and forums to help you find your favorite fishing hole.

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The Riverside Inn Hotel is near some of Colorado's most beautiful mountains.  The town of Fairplay is at almost 10,000 elevation (nearly two miles above sea level).  Denver's Mile High City is at 5840 feet in elevation. If you're looking for more altitude then you can get another 4,000 feet by climbing one of these beautiful mountains. Colorado has 54 mountains that peaks exceed 14,000 feet !!

  • Mt. Lincoln
  • Mt. Sherman
  • Mt.Democrat
  • Mt.Bross
  • Mt. Quandry
  • Collegiate Peaks- Buena Vista (Mt. Princeton, Harvard)

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Colorado has some of the most exciting hiking and Mountain Biking in the world.  If you like photography, hiking through beautiful trails, or you like to climb or downhill bike, then you have plenty of options.

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Just driving to the Riverside Inn Hotel from Denver along Highway 285, or if you're coming up from the South from Colorado Springs, or West from Durango, the drive will show you some breathtaking scenery.

Photography - if you enjoy landscape scenery, make sure you have a high capacity memory card, and snap away.  The South Park Colorado Photo Book is a great showing of some great photography in this area.

Also check out FLICKR for some great random photos taken in this region.

Four Wheel Drive Trails & RockCrawling - There are hundreds of fun scenic four wheel drive trails, from mild to extreme.

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Extreme Four Wheeling Trails near Buena Vista, Colorado.

Whitewater Rafting & Kayaking- if you're a thrill seeker, and love to get wet, you'll want to check out the Arkansas River, and go Rafting !!

Browns Canyon is the most popular Colorado white water rafting  trip on the Arkansas River, the #1 rafting destination in Colorado and one of the most highly-rated in the country! Breathtaking Colorado Rocky Mountain scenery, towering granite walls, amazing granite rock formations, and wildlife viewing all contribute to the lure of Browns Canyon, located just south of Buena Vista, Colorado and just a short drive from Denver, Colorado Springs, Breckenridge and Summit County.

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Since 1983, Noah's Ark  has been offering our guests top quality Colorado river rafting and Colorado rafting adventure vacations near Buena Vista and Colorado Springs, CO.  

Check out these YOUTUBE videos of some Kayakers doing some crazy free style tricks at the Salida Fibark Festival.  This year marks the 62nd anniversay of FIBArk, the nation's oldest whitewater festival and Salida's signature event. Located in Salida's historic downtown, Riverside Park is the center of FIBArk activity and entertainment. Food, arts and crafts, and live music.

Buena Vista's PaddleFest is during the month of June, and it show cases some of the best Kayakers in the world.  Paddle Fest is the interactive and hands on paddling experience of the year to prepare you and your family for the next white water adventure.  Located on the banks of the Arkansas River, in Buena Vista, Colorado.


Historic History Museums and Culture - Park County is rich in history , and mining.  Bring your camera, and soak up some knowledge at the same time.

visit for a replication of an old western town. This must see museum is located in downtown Fairplay, Colorado, on Front Street, one block west of Hwy 9.

Park County has been recently designated as a National Historic Heritage Area.  Home to historic gold mines, ranches, and beautiful mountains, averaging 9,000 feet in elevation.  Fairplay is one of the highest towns, in the world.

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Fun Events and Festivals - Every year thousands of guests visit Fairplay, Colorado and surrounding areas to get away and have fun in the mountains. Updated events, and business events can be found at the South Park Chamber of Commerce website. .  South Park Burro Days An annual event in Fairplay, Colorado since 1948, Burro Days celebrates the role of the burro in mining days of old. 

Always held during the last weekend in July, the 63rd Annual Burro Days will take place on July 27 & July 28, 2013


Ski and SnowBoard- A Riverside Inn Hotel is only 20 miles from Breckenridge.  Close to Keystone, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Vail and other world renowned ski areas.

2012 Dew Tour Breckenridge Slopestyle Finals



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The Official Site of Colorado Tourism

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