Whatever the season, there’s always plenty to see and do in Salida. Find everything you need to know to get the most out of your stay using the links below. Or download our free Visitors Guide.
Few corners of the world can match Salida’s variety of year-round activities. Shred Monarch Mountain in the winter. Enjoy the Arkansas River in the summer. And hit our epic trail system just about any season.
Foodies, rejoice! Salida boasts more than pub grub. (Though we do that really well, too.) Whether you want to dine al fresco by the river or enjoy a more formal experience, we’ve got your taste buds covered.
Motels, hotels, hostels, BnBs — where you lay your head at night is an important part of any visit. Whichever option you choose, you’re pretty much guaranteed Salida’s quintessential small-town service with a smile.
You’re bound to take home some great memories from your stay. Why not complement them with some equally delightful purchases. Salida offers high-end artwork, charming souvenirs, and everything in between.
Arts & Music
Did you know that Salida was one of Colorado’s first Creative Districts? Spend a little time downtown and you’ll see why. We’ve got galleries galore, public art pieces aplenty, and live music most days of the week.
FIBArk, Art Walk, Brewers Rendezvous, Winefest — the list goes on and on. Festival season typically runs Memorial Day to Labor Day, but we like to throw in a few off-peak events to keep folks on their toes.
Hiking & Camping
Big skies, ridiculous clouds, epic sunsets, a dozen 14ers nearby, miles and miles of trails — Salida’s natural beauty is one of its biggest draws. So get out in it! We can help you figure out how to rough it in style.
Do dogs smile? In Salida, they do. Sure, our parks are pup-prohibitive, but we’ve got plenty of spots that welcome Spots. Click through to discover all of Salida’s pet-friendly businesses and lodging options.
From the Chamber Guestbook
Our family visited Salida over the summer and we were amazed at all of the activities available at our doorstep. During our four-day stay we rafted, rode horses, hiked, and hit a great beer festival. We can’t wait to return!
I loved Salida. It is a town surrounded by beautiful mountains and breathtaking views. It has a peaceful and warm-hearted atmosphere and the people are very friendly. Great place to ride a bike!
I’ve visited Salida more than half a dozen times in the last four years. I keep coming back because, well, how in the world could you not come back once you’ve been here?
“We have been members of the Salida Chamber of Commerce since 1999. It was the first thing we did when opening up our business. The Salida Chamber brings many members of our town together. So many events and fundraisers would not exist without their hard work. They are the foundation of the community.”
“The Salida Chamber of Commerce does an excellent job helping to make my business visible to prospective clients. This not only brings me work, it also pleases those who need my services. The Chamber is a great matchmaker and Chamber Membership is a good deal all around. I encourage you to join!”
“Salida is lucky to have such a dedicated group running our Chamber. ‘Resourceful’ and ‘professional’ come to mind when I think of our Chamber. They’ve been a great help in marketing our business and promoting the area. I am very happy to be a member of such a progressive group.”
Daniel and Roxanne Sachtleben, Owners
“The Salida Chamber of commerce has been an important cornerstone for our business since before day one. Lori got to know us and our business early on, and she and her team have been amazing “connectors” in the community, helping us navigate running a small business and connect to other business partners in the county. Participating in the Chamber has been invaluable to us; providing a “lay of the land” in the Salida area and beyond and helping us make critical decisions regarding our offerings and strategies. Joining the Salida Chamber is highly recommended as a smart move for running a successful business!”
Daniel and Roxanne Sachtleben, Owners
“Salida is a tight knit community and the Chamber is the heart of it. The Salida Chamber of Commerce has provided me the ability to make connections in the area, which I could not do by myself. I went from being just another business to ‘The Garage Door Guy on Hwy 50’. The chamber staff are there to assist you with your marketing needs, providing support to help grow any business. My suggestion to any business…Go to chamber events, get involved, meet the community and have fun.”
Laura Bussing, CPDT-KA
“We have been members of the chamber for over 8 years. Lori and her staff work tirelessly to promote our business and our entire community. If you are a business owner, I highly recommend that you join because the benefits are enormous!“