Buena Vista Super 8 Motel
Travel Blogs from Buena Vista
In the morning, we caught the bus to the airport, where we picked up our hire car (a Chevy Impala!) that we would be keeping with us until the end of our trip in November. We jumped in and headed west on I-70, straight for the Rocky Mountains. Our plan was to take 2-3 days travelling south on the 285, through Colorado to Santa Fe in New Mexico. …
Today we decided to ride up to the historic town of Buena Vista and the little community of Twin Lakes which are the two largest natural lakes in Colorado. One, they aren't really very large and two they aren't twins...one is almost dry. Well, we got to Buena Vista about 11:45 with plans to go downtown and eat lunch. The road is blocked and we are detoured AWAY from the town and don't know why. We zig zag north trying to ...
... truck and we saw a total of 3 vehicles in the nearly 80 miles. Most of the land in and on the mountains is owned by the BLM and National Forest and is leased to the ranchers. But it takes 250 acres to graze one head of cattle! The land isn't real good for grazing.
Todays pictures start along the Arkansas River which runs along US 50. And then we begin our climb. Finally saw some wildlife today. We saw wild ...
Surplus gear has been jettisoned and the trip has started. We are in Buena Vista which is packed with super fit men and women who are about to start the TransRockies Race - a marathon distance run on 6 consecutive days. Probably hard to imagine but in our professional looking kit we were directed to the sign in area incorrectly. This certainly made Tim happy and we are off to celebrate with a burger and a bottle of red wine. Fit ...
... s premier breakfast venue) didn't open until 6.30 so time for lying down doing not much. It was 3-4 degs C at 10,000 feet and I did feel slightly breathless however we grabbed a burrito from hopefully not Leadville's finest waitress - she had a very English style of service, had my card declined, paid cash and got on the road to drop the hire car off at N America's highest airport. Then on the road. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking