Small Town Salida

A small town packed with adventures and history, Salida offers a wide range of activities for both adults and children. The area offers beautiful scenery while you are bordered on all sides by mountains. In 2017 Salida was named the “Best Unsung Mountain Town” by Outside Magazine. Despite its small population of fewer than 6,000 people, the Matador Network named it as one of the “9 U.S Destinations to Visit” in 2018.

Winter Activities

The variety of peaks in Salida make for excellent skiing, offering levels from beginners to some of the most challenging slopes you can tackle. The area offers several ski areas. The more popular slopes include Monarch Mountain, which offers skiing, snowboarding, and a variety of winter sports. Another favorite spot is Buena Vista, where snow enthusiasts can enjoy snowshoeing and cross- country skiing. If you do not own any ski gear to fly through the snow, there are several shops where you can rent skis and other equipment.

Hiking Trails

Many tourists enjoy the numerous hiking trails where they can explore the beautiful scenery, wildlife, and overall beauty of the area. Salida offers 17 hiking trails, which range from 0.4 to 20.9 miles in length. The variety of trails requires a little research before setting off on a hike

Other Salida Activities

If you have had your fill of skiing and hiking, there are many other activities to experience in Salida. If you want to enjoy an evening of shock and surprise, you might like the Ghost & Murder Tour. You will learn about the haunted history of Salida as the tour focuses on ghosts and murders.

The Browns Canyon Whitewater Rafting offers a half-day trip where you can experience a rafting adventure of a lifetime. You can also experience your time visiting different art galleries and museums. There are 17 of these to enjoy. One of the most popular is The Bungled Jungle. Others include The Maverick Potter LLC, the Gallery 150, and the Brodeur Studio Gallery.

And, of course, you have a variety of shopping opportunities. For a specialized but exciting experience, you might want to visit Bill’s Dart Shop, a unique store offering different sporting goods.

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