Welcome to Salida!
Visitors are lured to Salida by the abundance of summer and winter outdoor activities, art galleries and shops, local history and the natural scenic beauty of the area. Bordered on the west by the Continental Divide and on the east by the Arkansas River, Salida’s location is ideal for both adventure and relaxation.
The Arkansas River runs through downtown Salida and invites rafters, kayakers, paddle-boarders and “beach lovers” alike. For 65 years Salida has been the site of FIBArk, the nation’s longest-running whitewater-rafting competition held annually in mid-June. In addition, the river was recently given a Gold Medal designation as the highest quality cold-water habitat for fish, providing great year-round fishing for anglers.
Because of its close proximity to the Continental Divide, twelve 14ers and national forests, Salida is a popular destination for hikers, bikers, climbers, campers, backpackers, horseback riders and ATVers. Several national cycling races pass through each year to offer high-altitude racing challenges to the participants. In the winter, Monarch Mountain boasts fantastic natural snow for skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and dogsled riding.
Salida is also a great place to relax, with spas, health and natural hot springs at Salida’s indoor pool and nearby Mount Princeton resort. The downtown Creative District is packed with art galleries, restaurants, microbreweries, antique shops and all types of retail shops. 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.
Business After Hours & Kickoff to Summer
Wednesday, April 9
SteamPlant Event Center
220 W. Sackett Ave.
Everyone welcome to join! Network, Socialize and have a bite to eat!
Plus polish up on all the fun summertime activities that attract visitors to Chaffee County and entice them to “Stay Another Day.”
5-7 p.m., $7 food & drinks
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.
Friday Enrichment Outreach Coordinator for the City of Salida
Robin NeJame is the the Friday Enrichment Outreach Coordinator for the City of Salida. She is excited to help you promote your Friday Enrichment activities throughout the school year. The goals of this position are to promote Friday Enrichment activities for K – 8 children in Salida, create a hub for people seeking information, and connect people who wish to offer programs or resources to an organizational party such as Salida Recreation. Promotion and planning are not exclusive to Salida Recreation; programs from businesses, other organizations and private parties will also be promoted. To learn more, select Friday Enrichment Calendar under Salida Links, on the sidebar with our other important links. Congratulations Robin and many thanks to the sponsors who helped get this program off the ground!