Welcome to Chaffee County
Beautiful Chaffee County is located in central Colorado, nestled in a Rocky Mountain valley between the Sawatch and Mosquito Ranges with the Arkansas River flowing through the valley. Chaffee County is home to dramatic mountain views, innumerable outdoor activities and vibrant, progressive communities that welcome innovation, technology and new development opportunities while carefully preserving their historic roots and heritage.
Chaffee County Government
Now This Is Colorado
Chaffee County Heritage
Chaffee County Broadband and/or Telecommunications Services
Colorado Central Telecom
Communities Within Chaffee County
Salida is a dynamo of a small town mentioned in the national press as a top 10 place to live, play and retire. This thriving community of 5,500 people is surrounded by Forest Service and Department of Wildlife lands with the Arkansas River running through town, numerous 14,000 foot peaks nearby and the largest historical downtown district in Colorado makes Salida a natural for locating a new enterprise. Add to the list a new regional medical facility with world-class services and specialties, a general aviation airport, plenty of room for growth, arts, public and private schools from nursery to 12th grade and you have a winning combination of natural resources, lifestyle and success.
Salida Chamber of Commerce
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
Harriet Alexander Field Airport
Salida Golf Club
Buena Vista, 18 miles north of Salida, is situated at the foot of the Collegiate Peaks, many of them over 14,000 feet, and is a thriving community that sports a healthy economy, plenty of room for growth and a year round mild climate. Buena Vista is renowned for its whitewater rafting, abundant outdoor activities, historic downtown and a friendly, welcoming population. Rich in history, the community is positioned for a bright future and features an emerging industrial park, a municipally owned general aviation airport with daily bus service to Denver, and is known for its “Blue Hole” weather conditions, allowing aircraft to land and take off, especially in winter when other mountain airports are forced to close.
Buena Vista Chamber of Commerce
Buena Vista Schools
Colorado Mountain College - BV Campus
Central Colorado Regional Airport
Collegiate Peaks Golf Course
Poncha Springs is truly the 'Crossroads of the Rockies'. It is positioned at the intersection of two transcontinental highways, 285 and 50, leading to Monarch Ski Resort in one direction and over scenic Poncha Pass to the San Luis Valley in the other. Poncha Springs has an industrial park that is suitable for a variety of businesses, including a thriving microbrewery and a nationally known archery supply store. Poncha Springs is only a five mile commute from the city of Salida.
Chaffee County Fairgrounds
Colorado State University Extension
And Right Up the Road....
Monarch Mountain Ski Resort
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Cottonwood Hot Springs Inn and Spa