Vertex Festival Vertex Festival

Buena Vista, Colorado August 5 - 7, 2016

Field Trips

Vertex Field Trips are the best way to experience even more of Colorado mountain life. At Vertex, music starts in the afternoon. You could raft a river while the sun is high and return to dance all night without missing a beat!

 Field Trips

Field Trips are great for friends and groups, but are also an ace method of meeting new adventure-loving festival friends.

All Field Trips are a quick and convenient round trip journey from and to the festival shuttle station, which will be optimally placed for easy access by all. We hope to announce more Field Trips soon!


This scenic raft trip offers mild rapids and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.

No experience is necessary. After a short 10 minute bus ride to our South Main outpost, we will outfit everyone for their raft trip where their boats are waiting by the river.

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The hike is a 6-mile round trip to the high end of the subalpine life zone.

The trailhead is located in the ghost town of Hancock (past the ghost town of St. Elmo) and follows the old Denver, South Park & Pacific railroad grade for 3 miles to the east entrance of the Alpine Tunnel, which has been closed for many years. The wildflowers are usually as spectacular as the views.

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Enjoy a round of 18 holes in the beautiful scenery of Buena Vista!

The Buena Vista Disc Golf Course has tough lines and long holes that makes it a good challenge for the more experienced, and first timers will find a good flow. Come and throw some discs with your Vertex crew on this festival-reserved course!

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Come explore downtown Buena Vista for yourself!

Free with a Festival Wristband! Buena Vista, Spanish for “good view,” is nestled at the foot of the Continental Divide. Feel free to enjoy the amazing artists and art galleries, shop their distinctive stores, eat great food, have a brew from the local brewery, taste a whiskey from the local distillery, or simply enjoy the bragged about views!

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The services provided as part of any Field Trip booked through this site (“Field Trip”) are furnished by independent contractors who are not employees of, or joint ventures with, Madison House Presents, LLC (“Company”). Company is not liable for the acts, errors, omissions, representations, warranties, breaches or negligence of any supplier or any personal injuries, death, property damage or other damages or expenses resulting from causes outside of Company’s control. Company shall not be responsible for travel delays or cancellations or for any illness, death, injury, damage or loss of time arising therefrom. Company shall not be liable for any injuries, damages or losses caused to any person in connection with or by the employees of the supplier of the Field Trip, employees or contractors, terrorist activities, social or labor unrest, mechanical or construction failures or difficulties, diseases, local laws, climactic conditions, criminal acts or abnormal conditions or developments, or any other actions, omissions, or conditions outside the control of Company. By participating in the Field Trip, the participant confirms that they, and any minor children for whom they are responsible, are physically and mentally capable of such participation and that they have no medical or health conditions that would make such participation inappropriate. Such participants ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY for all damage, loss or injury to themselves and any such minor child and also ASSUME THE RISKS of all personal injury, accident or illness to themselves and any such minor child. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to the negligence of others, shall Company be liable for any injury or damage to such participants or minor children.