Welcome to Salida!
Salida lures visitors with an abundance of summer and winter sports, Colorado’s first Creative District bustling with art galleries, shops and entertainment and the scenic beauty of 14ers, the Arkansas River and national forests.
Online tickets are on sale for Salida’s 3rd annual Salida Winefest on Saturday, Aug. 30, in Riverside Park. Enjoy wine samples from 11 Colorado winemakers, including Aspen Peak Cellars of Bailey, Augustina’s Winery of Boulder, Avanti Winery of Littleton, Cottonwood Cellars of Olathe, Fox Fire Farms Winery of Ignacio, Garrett Estate Cellars of Olathe, Mesa Winds Farm of Hotchkiss, Mountain Spirit Winery of Salida, Ryker’s Cellars of Denver, Ten Bears Winery of Laporte and Vino Salida Wine Cellars of Salida.
Enjoy tasty treats from local food vendors, live music performances and tantalizing creations for sale by local artists. Families are encouraged to bring blankets, spread out and enjoy the tastes, sounds and art in the heart of Historic Downtown Salida. Buy tickets online and visit our website at www.SalidaWinefest.com.
The Arkansas River runs through downtown Salida and invites rafters, kayakers, paddle-boarders and “beach lovers” alike. Summertime FESTIVALS dot the calendar. FIBArk, the nation’s longest-running whitewater competition (66 years) occurs each June. Our stretch of the river also reeled in a Gold Medal designation for achieving the highest quality cold-water habitat for fish, providing great year-round fishing for anglers.
Salida is a popular recreation destination for hikers, bikers, campers, horseback riders and ATVers. And each summer national bicycling tours race through town, including the USA PRO Challenge this Aug. 20. In winter, thousands flock to Monarch Mountain’s fantastic natural snow to have fun skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dogsled riding.
Salida is also a great place to relax, with spas and natural hot springs such as Salida’s indoor pool and nearby Mount Princeton. Stroll through historic downtown filled with art galleries, restaurants, microbreweries, a distillery, antique shops and all types of retail shopping. Whether the kids want to tackle walking trails, parks, ziplines and aerial parks or tubing, floating, horses and mini-golf, treat them to the adventures awaiting in family-friendly Salida.
Salida In The News
- Sweet Home Colorado: Chaffee County Part 1
- Sweet Home Colorado: Chaffee art and waterslides
- Sweet Home Colorado: Happy tastebuds in Salida
Please Support the Salida Community Blood Drive
Salida Community Blood Drive 2014:Tuesday, May 20; Tuesday, July 15 (at SteamPlant Event Center); Tuesday, September 16; Tuesday, November 11; from 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Held at the Salida Masonic Lodge at 140 W. 3rd Street (except at the SteamPlant on July 15) To schedule your appointment, call the Bonfils Appointment Center at 800-365-0006, Ext. 2.