About Our Area
Chaffee County is on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains in central Colorado. Located high in the Upper Arkansas Valley, the Arkansas River flows toward the southeast, between two mountain ranges. The elevation of the area ranges from just under 7,000 to over 14,000 feet on its highest peaks, providing some spectacular views. Chaffee County has more mountain peaks of 14,000 feet or more than any other county in Colorado and is often referred to as the “Fourteen-er” Region. The area is known for its outdoor recreation: whitewater rafting, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, four-wheeling, zip-lining and hot springs.