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November is a quiet and beautiful time of year in Fourteener Country! The mountains are already topped with a soft blanket of white and it won't be long before Ski Cooper and Monarch Mountain open for the season. On most days in November you can hike on dry trail in the sun on the east side of the Arkansas River or take a quick drive west up one of the easily accessible mountain passes to play in the snow along the Continental Divide.
 
Here are a few of the things happening this November.
 
 
3rd Annual Day of the Dead Celebration


This day long community event is designed to get us out and together to celebrate the beginning of the slower winter season, and to remember that we are a vibrant, active and growing town. This is open to everyone, especially the pot luck and gathering in between CKS and Deerhammer on East Main St.
 
FREE - No sponsors, no fees, no prizes, no waivers, only fun.

When: November 1st
Where: Downtown Buena Vista
Schedule:
9 am - Fun Run. Meet at New Trailhead/Old State Highway Building.
 
11:00 am- ELF Kayaking on the Upper Ark Meet at Colorado Kayak Supply.
 
11:30 am- Yoga, all ages all abilities- jalaBlu
 
12:00-3:00 pm- Facepainting w/ Chris Yinger @ Boneshaker Cycles
 
10:30 pm - Fun Bike. Meet at Boneshaker Cycles.
 
1:00 SELFing with Noah Werly Meet @ Staircase Wave
 
1:00 - Bike Polo Meet at River Park Soccer Field. 
 
2:30- Disc Golf- Friendly Doubles 
 
3:00 pm till Dark- Happy Hour at Deerhammer Distilling Company
 
4:00 pm- 6:00 pm - Outdoor Main St. Community Potluck at Whiskey Meadows. Please bring a side or main dish for everyone to enjoy. Individuals, kids and families all welcome. Everyone is invited.
 
Brought to you the Buena Vista Alliance For More Fun Events In The Slow Season. (BVAFMFEITSS)
 
 
Salida Christmas Parade of Lights

Christmas Parade of Lights begins at dark in downtown Salida, followed by the transformation of Riverside Park into Holiday Park, and Tenderfoot Hill (“S” Mountain) into Christmas Mountain. Festivities continue with a community open house at the SteamPlant Event Center with free cocoa, cookies and entertainment. Downtown shops and galleries stay open extended hours, and local restaurants and bars are bustling with activity.
 
When: November 28th  
Where: Downtown Salida
 
 
Hunting

Hunting is one of the most popular activities for Chaffee County visitors and locals. The natural beauty of the landscape, the abundance of wildlife, and easy access to extensive tracts of public land help make the Arkansas Valley one of the top destinations for hunters.
 
Elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, moose, bear, mountain lions, antelope, cottontail rabbits, and snow shoe hares are all indigenous to this area.
 
Chaffee County is home to one of the largest concentrations of Mountain Goats in Colorado and there are three major herds of Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep in the area.  Native winged prey includes blue grouse, ptarmigan, and wild turkey.
 
 
Hot Springs

Soaking in one of the area's natural hot springs after a day of exploring and playing can't be beat. 
 
The Native Americans believed the hot springs nestled in the Rockies were sacred. Capable of healing, of cleansing the spirit and the mind as well as the body. White man caught on to the healing properties of these geothermal and mineral springs, and came often to soak away physical ailments of the time. Now you can experience the soothing waters of the high mountains as well.  
 
 
 

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