Driving South on 285/24 I pulled over at County Road 304, it's a State Park exit, but I can't remember which one it was. I didn't go into the park, but up the hill to the left where there was parking, toilets and picnic tables. The tables looked out over the valley below which is Buena Vista and a whole series of 14er's. The weather was perfect and gorgeous.
After lunch I went south on 285 towards Mt. Princeton. Driving around viewing the amazing chalk or limestone (not sure which one) cliffs. Mt. Princeton's foothills were just covered with aspen trees in yellows and oranges. After driving around Princeton Hot Springs and through the canyon a bit I drove up to Buena Vista. Stopped at the Brown Dog Cafe for some tea, worked on my computer and enjoyed watching local life in a small coffee shop.