“Sweetly unpretentious” that’s Salida. We wouldn’t say that ourselves, of course. Those are the words Outside Magazine used to describe Salida in 2004 as one of their “Dream Towns and Adventure Hideouts.” You might agree. Salida does have a lot to offer – to residents, visitors, and those considering relocation. Our community of 5,500 is surrounded by Forest Service and Department of Wildlife lands, a haven for bikers, campers, hikers, skiers, and hunters. It is a lovely natural setting with several converging mountain ranges that boast 15 peaks that reach over 14,000 feet in elevation.
The Arkansas River winds its way through the valley and along the downtown of Salida; inviting rafters, kayakers, fishers, and “beach lovers” alike. Known for a mild climate, Salida is a perfect setting for your outdoor adventure. Salida’s charming downtown area, the largest historical downtown district in Colorado, is home to blocks of Victorian buildings with fantastic restaurants, inspiring galleries, tempting boutiques, outdoor sports stores, and an array of shops for kitchen, kids, books, knitters and quilters. It’s a great place to stock up or find a unique gift to take home.
Salida hosts an impressive calendar of performing arts and special events including great theater productions, a fantastic array of music at coffee shops, taverns, Salida High School’s John Held Auditorium, or the Salida Steamplant Performing Arts Center and Conference Center. Sweetly unpretentious? Maybe. A vibrant community? Absolutely. Take a look at what Salida has to offer you.
Business After Hours Schedule
Business After Hours Wednesday, March 12
First Colorado Land Office
7385 W. US Hwy 50.
Everyone welcome to join! Network, Socialize and have a bite to eat.
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, January 21, 2014 Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Tuesday, July 15, 2014 – SteamPlant Event Center Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Tuesday, November 11, 2014 From 11 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Held at the Salida Masonic Lodge on 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 or sign
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!