Stories, Travel Ideas and Visitor Information for Your Next Trip to Buena Vista, Colorado

After the Kids Get Their’s, A Little Something for You

Have you ever found yourself approaching a stoplight in a small town and wondered, “Should I bother turning down Main Street?”  A lot of folks might think that Buena Vista is just such a town, a strip on a highway with little else to see.  And while there are many wonderful and useful things on highway 24, there are a number of reasons for you and the family to head east at the light and explore downtown Buena Vista.

Kids Rocks and Ropes Course in South Main, Buena Vista, ColoradoThe best way to vent that stuck-in-the-car-for-three-hours energy  is to follow main street all the way to the river park that includes a footbridge leading to the Barbara Whipple trail system, a put-in area for kayaks and rafts, a bike “pump track” and a new cement skate/BMX park.  Exploring this area a little further will reveal more trails along the river west side of the river, a bouldering garden that also features a “rocks & ropes” course and playland for kids.  All of this fun is bordered by the South Main Neighborhood; a budding shopping and dining district.  One of the new shops that really captures that Colorado spirit is Mountain Bohemian, a boutique that features quality casual clothing that is perfect for the mountain lifestyle but also includes the studio and gallery for stained/fused glass artist Evelyn Baker.  If you are planning an evening out at one of the Mountain Bohemian - Stained Glass and so much more in Buena Vista Coloradofine local restaurants, or dance at the free concert in the park, stop in to get a new sundress and sandals before stepping out.  Evelyn is happy to take the time to show you her work, and because her studio is on-site, she’ll even be able to give you a quick demonstration on how to assemble a traditional stained glass window, or explain the difference by fusing glass in a kiln.  Lately Evelyn has been working on fusing real aspen leaves into glass, then using the fused leaves in sushi dishes and coasters.  Let the kids run themselves silly on the rocks and ropse and then Stop in to treat yourself, see her works in progress and maybe even take home a unique gift that is truly Colorado.

This post appears courtesy of Mountain Bohemian. To see Evelyn’s artwork, fine casual clothing and more drop by 900 South Main St. in Buena Vista, CO.  See you there!