Date(s) - 09/22/2020 - 09/26/2020
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce
The OHV Color Tour enters its 19th year. This tour is for side by sides and all types of Off Highway Vehicles. Experience the rugged terrain, Fall colors and historical sites in the heart of fourteener country.
Riders will experience four days of self-guided tours through the awe-inspiring back-country of the Collegiate Peaks range with 12 fourteen thousand foot mountains! The greatest concentration of 14,000 ft. peaks on the continent.
Buena Vista is minutes away from the San Isabel National Forest with its 1,109,782 acres of true splendor and over 700 miles of trails to explore. Our town is also the gateway to the 148-mile long Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area with its Gold Medal fishing.
To make things even more enticing we have two Hot Springs to relax in after a thrilling day’s ride. Participants will be able to explore old mining camps and ghost towns via high mountain passes where gold and silver ore were carried by mule wagons to the railroads.
Please note access to daily rides requires trailering your off-highway vehicle to trail heads.
ABOUT THE TOUR:
The OHV Color Tour is timed to coincide with the Fall colors, the aspens are all aglow with gold and red tones. Each morning riders choose their route, there are many to select from (different each day). There are no more than 50 riders allowed on the same trail. The tour is run differently than most as there are no guides, each rider chooses their self-guided ride and goes at their own pace. At the Buena Vista Welcome Center and Chamber of Commerce, you can purchase a book entitled, OHVing in 14er County to assist you with maps and details of each ride. Each trail has volunteer outriders to answer questions and make sure everyone gets back safely and happy each night!
The OHV Color Tour is hosted by the Buena Vista Welcome Center & Chamber of Commerce. The Tour is operated with permits from the US Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management. It is setup as a self-guided event for Off-Highway Vehicles. Most participants ride ATV’s, or side-by-side UTV’s, and off road vehicles. If someone in your group wants to ride an OHV motorcycle, that is allowed, if they ride with the group.