Looking for Salida Fun? There is always something to choose from all year long.
A great place to live or visit, the beauty of Salida, Colorado has much to offer. This cozy town located in Chaffee County is nestled in the Rocky Mountains about two and a half hours southwest of Denver, and two hours west of Colorado Springs.
Salida has a never ending number of outdoor activities to available to the resident and visitor alike. Monarch Ski Resort is just around the corner offering great skiing and snowboarding and the miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing is endless. If you prefer to just sit back and enjoy the beauty of this mountain paradise, enjoy one of the many restaurants or brew pubs during the day and lounge in the natural hot springs enjoying the night sky in the evening.
Located on the Arkansas River, the area attracts water enthusiasts from around the world for its fly-fishing, kayaking, and rafting. In June, the famous FIBArk (First in Boating on the Arkansas River) festival brings in the world’s finest whitewater competitors. The event includes multiple water sports for everyone from tubing to stand-up paddle boarding. Complete with a parade, FIBArk celebrates the outdoors at its best.
In addition to water sports, Salida offers everything from zip-lining to 100s of miles of groomed trails. While hiking is a given attraction, many come to ride ATVs and snowmobiles on trails that were once old mining roads. Salida’s two snowmobile clubs also keep over 400 miles of groomed trails for the enthusiast.
Salida is host to festivals and events all year long. Every month there is something to do from art and wine festivals to the annual Christmas Mountain Lighting and Parade of Lights.
If you are looking for a beautiful location to spend a few days, or a lifetime, Salida, Colorado has everything you can dream of in a mountain town.