Last Trip Over the Pass: Buena Vista
Drive over Independence Pass for one last weekend getaway before the road closes for winter.
A mere 62.5 miles from Aspen over Independence Pass, there are people who are willing to bike to Buena Vista. But for those of us who aren’t quite so hardcore, Buena Vista (pronounced “Boona” Vista” by locals, or just BV) is a great weekend destination for people wanting a change of scenery that’s still incredibly scenic. Sandwiched between the mighty Arkansas River and the shadow cast by the Collegiate Range, a stack of 14,000-foot peaks that dominate the horizon of this wide, high desert valley, the setting is awe inspiring.
This tiny riverside town has been reinvented in recent years with the completion of the new South