What to do this season in Salida

With the coming cold weather still ahead of us, Salida has plenty of exciting events to offer in order to get you out of the house and out in our beautiful mountain town. From plays and concerts to holiday events, here are a handful of exiting activities to attend or participate this season in Salida.

From Friday, October 21 through Sunday October 22 the Stage Left Theatre presents Boston Marriage, an Edwardian romantic comedy written by American playwright David Mamet. The venue for this play is Salida’s SteamPlant Event Center. For more information, times, and tickets, visit www.stagelefttheatre.org.

Beginning at 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 22nd, The Greater Arkansas River Nature Association (GARNA) and Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas (LTUA) are teaming up once again to bring an evening of film from Telluride Mountainfilm Festival. This documentary film festival showcases nonfiction stories about environmental, cultural, climbing, political, and social justice issues. This event is held at the Salida High School auditorium. Tickets are available online at www.mountainfilmsalida.brownpapertickets.com, and can be purchased at the GARNA and LTUA offices at 128 E. First St. or at Salida Mountain Sports, 110 N. F St., in Salida.

For those of you with children, bring your costumed little ones to the Columbine Manor (530 W. 16th St. Salida, CO) for Trick or Treat Street on Friday, October 28th between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm, and enjoy this longstanding Halloween tradition.

Come to the Chaffee County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 29th to watch the Ark Valley High Rollers (AVHR) Halloween Bout. This all-female roller derby event includes a costume contest, trick or treat circle of doom with candy for kids, and an audience participation half-time show. Tickets are being presold at Moonlight Pizza and Café Dawn, and can purchased at the door, based on availability. Doors open at 5:30 pm.season in Salida

On Friday, November 4th The Alpine Orchestra will be performing a “Salute to Veterans” featuring well-known military vocalist Sergeant First Class (SFC) Mario Garcia. This free concert (donations are welcome) begins at 7:30 pm and is held the Salida SteamPlant Event Center. Please come and celebrate our U.S. Veterans.

The annual Christmas Mountain Lighting & Parade of Lights held in historic downtown Salida is on Friday, November 25th this year and starts at 6:00 pm. The event is followed by a community gathering at the SteamPlant Event Center complete with free cocoa, cookies, and entertainment.

From Thursday, December 15th through Saturday, December 17th, at the SteamPlant Event Center, the Stage Left Theatre Company will present the heartfelt and hilarious Miracle on South Division Street. For ticket information and times call (719) 530-0933 or visit www.salidaSteamPlant.com

For a listing of more Salida fall events, visit the Salida Chamber of Commerce events calendar at www.salidachamber.org/salidaevents/.

The Beauty of Buena Vista

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The The Beauty of Buena Vista! Situated in the center of the state and at the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Buena Vista, Colorado is a picture perfect mountain town with magnificent views and thrilling outdoor activities. Aptly named, when translated from Spanish “Buena Vista” means “beautiful view”. And, given its surroundings, no other name would fit.

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Buena Vista is in the Upper Arkansas Valley. With the Sawatch Mountain Range to the west and San Isabel National Forest to the east, this small town is privy to the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness area which holds some of Colorado’s highest peaks, known as “14ers”.

The Beauty of Buena Vista

Settled in 1864, the water source provided by The Arkansas River has sustained Buena Vista’s agriculture based economy for over a century and a half. The wonderful residents and great location have kept it from turning into another “ghost town”, instead making it a hub for adventure and fun.

Today, Buena Vista is home to 2,700 residents who revel in its beauty and host thousands of visitors each year. With a thriving community made up of local shops, restaurants, and year-round events, this little town is not only a great place to visit, it’s a great place to live.

The town’s mountains, river, and wilderness area make it the perfect playground for adventurists and outdoor enthusiasts. The summer months allow for hiking, fishing, camping, rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, and so much more. Located within 90 minutes of eight major ski resorts, the winter months around Buena Vista offer alpine skiing, back country skiing, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, dog sledding, and snowmobiling as just some of great snow filled activities. To recharge your batteries after a long day shopping, touring, or playing outdoors, Buena Vista’s natural hot springs are a great place to spend time and relax.

Gorgeous, relaxed, and with so much to offer, Buena Vista is the perfect place to put down roots, or just get away for a while and experience Colorado at its finest.
If you would like some more information about available real estate in the Buena Vista area, please feel free to contact First Colorado Land Office.

Salida Trails for Mountain Biking and Hiking

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These are the closest trails to downtown Salida.  On the F street bridge you can see the Frontside Trail zig zag across S-Mountain. Built in 2010, this trail leads to a sweet single track system to the north and East of downtown.  S-Mountain, Ute Trail, Deadhorse and Cottonwood Gulches..these areas are in Salida’s back yard. This area is on the warm side of the valley so many of the trails stay relatively warm and snow-free during the winter. It’s a beautiful thing to ride above 7000′ in the winter. Welcome Summit County refugees and CB homies. Prost.