Exploring Chaffee County
Poncha Springs, or simply well known amongst the locals as Poncha, is located at the Junction of Highway 50 and Highway 285 at 7469 ft above sea level, in colorful Chaffee County, Colorado. Poncha Springs is nicknamed the Crossroads of the Rockies, because it’s surrounded by the surreal beauty of the San Isabel Forest, outstanding view of 14 mountains reaching elevations of 14,000 ft. Poncha Springs neighbors Salida (5.1 miles), Buena Vista (24.2 miles) and Gunnison (60 miles.)
In the heart of Colorado, you will run out of time before you run out of things to do, spectacular views to see and animals to watch! Chaffee County offers a number of different recreational activities year round starting in summer with rafting on the Arkansas River, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, jeep tours, zip lining, four wheeling, hunting, visiting ghost towns, rock hounding, camping, golfing, rock climbing, soaking in hot springs, airplane and glider rides, and sight seeing.
For our beautiful winter months, skiing and snowboarding at our local ski area, snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice fishing, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing.
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