Elevations in the Upper Arkansas River Valley vary from over 7,000 feet in Salida to 8,000 feet in Buena Vista and over 14,000 feet on many of the area's mountain peaks! The higher the altitude, the less oxygen there is in the air. Some people have negative and dangerous reactions to this decrease in oxygen and may require medical attention.
Click here to download our "High Altitude Health Tips" brochure and familiarize yourself with altitude sickness, dehydration, giardia, hypothermia, lightning risk and sunburn.
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