A fall road trip to Buena Vista and Cottonwood Hot Springs brought out the best of Colorado
Just outside of Fairplay the call of "tree service" spoke to the Aspens in full color.
Having spent the night at Cottonwood Hot Springs soaking in the evening and the morning, their Lithium and other mineral infused waters had me loose and relaxed for the first hole of a wonderful nine hole course on the east side of Buena Vista. Check the course web site linked below the next picture to see the first hole from #10 tee box.
A few years ago I had played Collegiate Peaks Golf Course when the cottonwoods were in full color. This year I was a little early for total color but the course was in excellent shape.
With Mt Princeton in the background the pace of play of the group of five in front of me did not upset me too much. With all the trees one might expect leaf fall would make finding balls difficult but as in the past and when I played this year the course was in excellent playing condition. I highly recommend this course for an eighteen hole experience, they have different tee box placements for the turn around.
After playing golf I ventured into Buena Vista and enjoyed a dinner at Eddyline Restaurant and Brew Pub in the new urbanism development along the Arkansas River on East Main. Across the street and into the River Park was a climbing rock, well used from the look of chalk on most of the holds.
Overlooking the Arkansas River in the River Park was a set of ceramic tiled furniture. The didn't look comfortable and I didn't test that theory.
My good friend Rose has a thing about drive-in theaters and I couldn't avoid including a picture of this abandoned theater in Buena Vista.
What fishing, golfing, hot springing trip in the Colorado Rockies during the fall wouldn't include Aspens at their height of splendor.
Above Cottonwood Lake.
Just a little tease of fishing water on the Blue River below Silverthorne.