Recreation


7000 Feet Running Company

7000 Feet Running Company

Phone: 719-221-0529 | 140 W. First Street Salida, CO
Email: Andrew7kft.co
Website: www.7kft.co

At 7000 Feet Running Company we provide the knowledge and equipment for individuals and groups that want to run in "The Heart of the Rockies". Emily and Andrew Walker have combined their 22 years of experience in customer service with their love of trail running and thru-hiking. Whether you are a competitive runner or beginner, 7000 Feet Running Company provides the gear, nutrition, accessories, apparel, shoes, and knowledge to fit your needs running in the Rockies!


American Adventure Expeditions

American Adventure Expeditions

Phone: (719)395-2409 | 12844 E. Hwy 24/285 Buena Vista, CO
Email: raftinginfo@americanadventure.com
Website: www.americanadventure.com

Your next great Colorado Adventure starts here! Offering whitewater rafting trips on Colorado's most popular river, mountain bike tours along the Continental Divide, guided ATV tours throughout the High Country, and Ziplining over rugged Colorado canyons. Let us help you plan the vacation of a lifetime. "Epic Adventures. Inspired Hospitality."


Arkansas River Tours

Arkansas River Tours

Phone: 719-942-4362 | 19487 W. US Hwy 50 Cotopaxi, CO 81223
Email: info@arkansasrivertours.com
Website: www.arkansasrivertours.com

Arkansas River Tours has been offering exceptional whitewater rafting in Colorado since 1973. Rafting experiences range from day trips to multi-day trips with camping, easy whitewater for family vacation adventures to challenging extreme adventures in Class IV+ whitewater. Arkansas River Tours offers guided float fishing trips for Brown and Rainbow trout. Join us for an Evening Float Fishing trip, a full-day Bighorn Sheep Canyon trip or an overnight trip in our newest National Monument in Browns Canyon.


Canyon River Instruction

Canyon River Instruction

Phone: 719-398-1180 Email: info@canyonriverinstruction.com
Website: www.canyonriverinstruction.com

"Customized Whitewater Education for Private Boaters & Outfitters". Our goal is to make river running a safer, more accessible, and more enjoyable experience. We strive to to create a learning and resource center for all types of river running skills including rowing, paddle rafting, multi-day river trips, kayaking and river rescue. We bring together resources to help people become enthusiasts and to enjoy a lifetime of river running experiences with particular emphasis on safety, experiential learning, custom instruction and river stewardship.


Captain Zipline and Aerial Adventure Tours

Captain Zipline and Aerial Adventure Tours

Phone: (719) 221-6463
Email: zipist@captainzipline.com
Website: www.captainzipline.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Captain-Zipline
Soar over a rugged canyon and explore the majestic Rocky Mountains on Colorado's first World-Class Zipline Tour or challenge yourself on Colorado's largest Aerial Course. Captain Zipline is Colorado's largest and most exciting adventure park.


Colorado Sports Recycler

Colorado Sports Recycler

Phone: 719-221-2880 | 142 W. Hwy 50 Suite 1 Salida, CO
Email: coloradosportsrecycler@gmail.com
Sports Consignments, new and used Skateboard gear and general outdoor equipment. Also offering full service Ski & Snowboard tune shop and overnight tunes. Pickup and delivery can be arranged. We also offer a platform for donating winter gear to be distributed to the community.


Dvorak’s Rafting I Kayak & Fishing

Dvorak’s Rafting I Kayak & Fishing

Phone: 719-539-6851 | 17921 US Highway 285 Nathrop, CO
Email: info@dvorakexpeditions.com
Website: www.dvorakexpeditions.com

Family owned and operated, Dvorak’s offers whitewater Rafting adventures | Fly-Fishing | Specialty Music Trips | Full Paddle School | Multi-Sport packages that include many activities: Raft, Bike, Hike, Climb, Zip line, Horseback, Fishing and Kayaking. Our experienced and professionally trained staff have successfully combined high adventure with professionalism. Everyone deserves a chance to experience "River Magic" and Mother Nature.


Elevation Beer Company

Elevation Beer Company

Phone: 719.539.5258 | 115 Pahlone Pkwy. Poncha Springs, CO
Email: info@elevationbeerco.com
Website: www.elevationbeerco.com

Nestled in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley, Elevation Beer Company’s commitment to tradition and imagination fills our portfolio with some of the most innovative beers in the industry. From our easy drinking, 8 Second Kölsch Style Ale, to our limited release barrel aged program, the tasting room is certain to be pouring something for novice and craft beer fanatics alike.


FAASST Motorsports, Inc.

FAASST Motorsports, Inc.

Phone: 719-761-1372 Email: fmi@faasst.com
Website: www.faasst.com

FMI offers high performance driving and racing schools at High Plains Raceway in Denver, CO. Drivers bring their own cars to school and drive them on a race track the way they were meant to be driven. FMI is also a dealer for racing gear and equipment. FMI promotes Soap Box Derby racing locally for children and is currently pursuing land to build a motor sports facility in the local area.


Good Times Rafting

Good Times Rafting

Phone: 719-395-4200 | 22565 US Hwy 285 Buena Vista, CO
Email: reservations@goodtimesrafting.com
Website: www.goodtimesrafting.com

We call you by your name, not a number. You may even feel like you are on a private trip instead of a commercial trip when you paddle with us. Being a small company allows us to control our safety measures with precise detail. Safety is no accident and we never bite off more than we can chew. We may not be the biggest company, or the oldest company, but we are certainly going to be your favorite company.


Harvard City Riding Stables

Harvard City Riding Stables

Phone: 719-966-9395 | Located 7 miles west on CR 306 from the only stoplight in Buena Vista, CO
Website: www.HarvardCityRidingStables.com

Back-country trail rides, guided hunting and fishing and pack trips. Interested in what a one-hour horseback ride would be like? How about crossing three creeks and a footbridge before passing through an aspen forest? Our two-hour ride entails all that, in addition to cresting a spectacular bluff overlooking the town of Buena Vista to the east and Cottonwood Pass to the west.


High Valley Center

High Valley Center

Phone: 719-539-6089 | 6250 Hwy 285 Poncha Springs, CO
Website: www.monarchcrest.com

High Valley Center is your one-stop convenience store for filling up your gas tank, grabbing a bite to eat at the deli, or sitting down to a meal at the "Pub & Grub." The menu is varied for all tastes, and a full bar is available. Enjoy your meal indoors or out on the patio. High Valley Center also offers a Dump Station, which is located next to the gas dispenser.


Independent Whitewater

Independent Whitewater

Phone: 719-539-7737 | 10830 CR 165 Salida, CO
Email: twodogs@salida.net
Website: www.independentrafting.com

We've got rafting trips for all experience levels, from family float trips to exhilarating whitewater. Because of our unique location on the Arkansas River, we are able to offer longer trips with more rapids, as well as exclusive riverside camping. Cool down on the Arkansas River and experience the thrill of our whitewater inflatable kayaks ("duckies")for day or overnight trips.


Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa

Joyful Journey Hot Springs Spa

Phone: 719-256-4328 | 28640 County Road 58ee Moffat, CO
Email: info@joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com
Website: www.joyfuljourneyhotsprings.com

Many come here for the curative powers of the healing water, others for the clean peaceful energy that seems to permeate the area. One can sense joyful vibrations here, thus: Joyful Journey Hot Springs. We invite you to come and experience this wonderful sacred area sheltered beneath the towering Sangre De Cristo Mountains.


Monarch Dog Sled Rides

Monarch Dog Sled Rides

Phone: 719.640.9944 | County Road 231 Monarch, CO
Email: monarchdogs@gmail.com
Website: www.monarchdogsledrides.com

Monarch Dog Sled Rides provides exciting dog sled tours through the beautiful San Isabel National Forest located one mile east of the Monarch Mountain ski area! We have over seven years of guiding experience and some of the friendliest, happiest dogs in the world. You and your family are invited to experience this northern sport, come and give our dogs some love as we take you on a three- to five-mile tour through our breathtaking terrain.


Monarch Mountain

Monarch Mountain

Phone: (719) 530-5000 | #1 Powder Place Monarch, CO
Email: info@skimonarch.com
Website: www.skimonarch.com

When you arrive at Monarch, you'll find a mix of classic and modern that makes falling back in love with the mountain oh-so-easy. With fantastic tree skiing, beautifully groomed trails and epic back-country, Monarch has terrain to match any skill level or preference. The mountain's cat skiing has a reputation for being some of the best in the state, and the in-bound trails are anything but boring. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that Monarch only serves up all-natural Rocky Mountain snow?


Mountain Spirit Gallery Wine Shop

Mountain Spirit Gallery Wine Shop

Phone: (719) 539-7848 | 8046 W. US Hwy 50 Salida, CO
Email: barkett@mountainspiritwinery.com
Website: www.mountainspiritwinery.com

Visit one of the most interesting galleries in Salida. It should be your "must-stop" destination for art and jewelry created by our local artists, along with a selection of Native American silver jewelry. While enjoying your complimentary wine tasting, you can browse our expanding selection of fun hats, purses, scarves, the world's softest socks, wind chimes, and clocks.


Mountain Spirit Winery LTD

Mountain Spirit Winery LTD

Phone: 719-539-1175 | 15750 County Rd 220 Salida, CO
Email: barkett@mountainspiritwinery.com
Website: www.mountainspiritwinery.com

The 13th winery in Colorado in business for 20 years, Mountain Spirit Winery is a family-owned enterprise creating international award-winning wines specializing in original wine blends: Merlot/Raspberry, Blackberry/Cabernet, Franc, Reisling/Chardonnay, and our perennial Gold-medal winning Angel Blush blend of apple, pear, and raspberry.


Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting & Browns Canyon Adventure Park

Noah’s Ark Whitewater Rafting & Browns Canyon Adventure Park

Phone: 719.395.2158 | 23910 Hwy. 285 S. Buena Vista, CO
Email: reservations@noahsark.com
Website: www.noahsark.com

Experience Colorado’s #1 rafted river! Since 1983, Noah’s Ark has specialized in family and group whitewater rafting trips through the Arkansas River’s most popular section, Browns Canyon—a newly designated National Monument! We offer half-day, full-day, and overnight trips leaving daily from our private riverside put-in. Join us for an adventure “miles from ordinary”!


Rocky Mountain Jeep Rentals-Anderson Motor Co

Rocky Mountain Jeep Rentals-Anderson Motor Co

Phone: 719.539.3088 | 345 W Hwy 50 Salida, CO
Email: craig@rockymountainjeeprentals.com
Website: www.rockymountainjeeprentals.com

Anderson Motors - Rocky Mountain Jeep rentals will help you get off-road, off the beaten path, and experience all that Colorado has to offer. We also carry motorcycle rentals, Harleys for pavement use, dual-sport bikes for trail use, Jeep rentals, 4x4 rentals, pop-up camper rentals, car rentals, SUV rentals. Please call to learn more.


Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Phone: (888) 333-5597 | Email: rgb@royalgorgebridge.com
Website: www.royalgorgebridge.com/

Come see one of Colorado's greatest natural wonders! View the Arkansas River from the Royal Gorge Bridge, the highest suspension bridge in North America. With more than 360 acres of scenery, you won't believe your eyes! Besides the incredible views, enjoy one of the many rides or shows in the park including the highest Zipline in America


Salida Golf Club

Salida Golf Club

Phone: 719-539-1060 | 404 Grant Street Salida, CO
Website: www.salidagolfclub.com

High Altitude Golfing at its Best! Started in 1926, the Salida Golf Club has rolling greens and stunning views. The greens are small and fast, there is water on 8 of the holes, and the usual pace is two hours for nine holes.


Salida Hot Springs Pool

Salida Hot Springs Pool

Phone: 719-539-6738 | 410 W Highway 50 Salida, CO
Website: www.salidarec.com

The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is a year-round facility, offering recreation and relaxation in natural mineral water. A 25-meter, 6-lane pool dominates a large portion of the building. At approximately 84 to 86 degrees, this pool is delightful for swimming, diving and recreational play.


Sand Dunes Recreation LLC

Sand Dunes Recreation LLC

Phone: (719) 378-2807 | 1991 Cty Rd 63 Hooper, CO
Email: sanddunesrec@hotmail.com
Website: www.sanddunespool.com

Large pool maintained at 98 degrees, with an enclosure assuring comfort from weather and covers the baby pool as well. A 25-person therapy pool is also offered with temperatures maintained at 105 to 107 degrees. New in 2015: The Greenhouse, an adults only soaking area located in our 10,000 square feet greenhouse. 4 soaking tubs, sauna, beautiful patios, and our on-site libation station, "Steel Box Bar". Full food menu available breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. RV, tent camping, and cabin rentals are available, all a quick walk from the pool facility.


Snowy Peaks RV Park & Rentals

Snowy Peaks RV Park & Rentals

Phone: 719-395-8481 | 30430 US Hwy 24 N. Buena Vista, CO
Email: info@snowypeaksrvpark.com
Website: www.snowypeaksrvpark.com

Ever wish you could camp in an RV without having to own one? Perhaps you just really do not want to pull yours to the mountains? No problem! Renting one from us is quick and easy! Snowy Peaks offers rental of late-model recreational pop-up campers and travel trailers for you to explore Colorado's great outdoors, either from our park or anywhere else on your own - or have us deliver and pickup anywhere in Colorado!


St Elmo General Store

St Elmo General Store

Phone: 719-395-2117 | 25865 C.R. 162 Nathrop, CO
Email: generalstore@st-elmo.com
Website: www.st-elmo.com

Located in Colorado’s most original ghost town of St. Elmo! We have a unique store nestled in the beautiful mountains at 10,019 feet. We have a blend of new and old – everything from souvenir St. Elmo t-shirts and hats to old full size wagons, collectibles and yes even the antique kitchen sink! Our vast inventory takes up the inside of our building and spills out into ‘The Yard’. Besides strolling through town there is much to do in the St. Elmo area such as hiking, ATVing, jeeping, fishing and camping! We also sell cold drinks, ice cream and snacks to get you through the day. We are open 7 days a week May through September and maybe into October if weather permits.


Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours

Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours

Phone: 866-936-3654 | 100 County Road 36A Leadville, CO
Email: artboat@wildblue.net
Website: twinlakesinterlakenboattours.com

Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours is a 2 hour boat tour on both of the Twin Lakes, including a walking tour of the historic Interlaken Resort. Tours are narrated, touching on the geology, history, and scenery of the area.


Wilderness Aware Rafting

Wilderness Aware Rafting

Phone: 719-395-2112 | 12600 Hwy 285 & 24 Buena Vista, CO
Email: rapids@inaraft.com
Website: www.inaraft.com

Established in 1976 and twice named “Colorado Company of the Year”! Rated #1 on Trip Advisor in Buena Vista! Join us for a quality ½ to 10-day whitewater rafting adventure on one of five top Colorado rivers, featuring America’s most popular rafting river flowing through Salida—the Arkansas River.


Yoga Olas

Yoga Olas

Phone: 970.901.9365 | 1548 G St Unit 5 Salida, CO 81201
Email: megan@yogaolas.com
Website: www.yogaolas.com

Yoga Olas is proud to represent a team of instructors embodying a rich and diverse range of experience and scholarship, and an all-levels, ever-expanding family of practitioners, together tapping into our full physical, mental and life potential.