First Timers Guide To Salida, Colorado!

Welcome to the Heart Of The Rockies. Here is what to do in Salida, Colorado! Three Public Hot Springs Salida offers activities for every age group, including your family pets. Whether you are looking for constant entertainment and physical challenges or just a laid back good time surrounded by mountains and rivers, Salida has you covered. After a hard day of playing, go for a relaxing soak in one of the several natural hot springs in Salida and the surrounding area. The Salida Hot Springs Pool is the largest indoor hot springs facility in the country. Raft Over 100 Miles Of The Arkansas River Deep in the heart of land-locked Colorado sits the watersports town of Salida and a river known for its world-class rafting. The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area is 148 miles of river park, providing a challenging playground for rafters, kayakers, and standup paddleboarders. Browns Canyon National Monument Colorado’s Newest National Monument Chaffee County has become a unique mark on the Colorado map with the official designation of Browns Canyon National Monument. By preserving and protecting the regions wild character, variety of wildlife and diverse ecosystem, Browns Canyon National Monument will be protected for generations to come. Nestled along the Arkansas River in the center of Colorado, just outside Salida, Browns Canyon National Monument offers solitude and primitive recreation, including rafting, kayaking, hunting, horseback riding, backpacking, fishing, and hiking. Fish Colorado’s Longest Stretch Of Gold Medal Waters The stretch of Arkansas River in and around Salida has up to 5000 trout per mile! And, there is more than 70 miles of public access along the river, as well as plenty of sites to launch boats and float fish. Also, the area has almost year round insect action, a plus for those who love fly fishing. Local fly shops and fishing outfitters are more than happy to update visitors on current conditions, directions to public access and provide full-service guided trips. The upper Arkansas River was designated Gold Medal status because of improved water quality, flow management and fish abundance. Cool Beach Scene & Dining in the Heart Of Salida, Colorado Don’t forget your sunscreen! Hang all day or lounge all evening and bring the family. Salida’s downtown beach area sits along the riverwalk path. The beach is a great location to read a good book or paddle around with your children, and is surrounded by great casual dining and Salida’s event center, home of live music, theater, and film festivals. Colorado’s First Creative District Downtown Salida is a certified designated Creative District! Historic downtown is filled with artisans of every genre, including advertising and architecture, blacksmithing and metal, ceramics/pottery, digital media, fiber arts, videography, fine art, graphic design, murals, music, performing arts, photography, sculpture, and writing. And, don’t forget the wineries, breweries and distilleries. If you like it…you can find it in Salida! Salida Walking Tours Looking for things to do in Salida & Buena Vista? How about chasing ghosts? Or traveling back in time to the 1880s wild west Colorado?These  fun, knowledgeable guides are master storytellers. They create treasured memories and bring the past to life.Enjoy Salida through storytelling, scenery, & historic buildings this our one-of-a-kind small group experience.  An enthusiastic, personable guide will help you discover Salida through a local’s eyes.  Stroll & take in the … Continue reading First Timers Guide To Salida, Colorado!