The city of Salida is located in central Colorado and it’s the most populous city in Chaffee County. Chaffee County is home to the most mountains with an elevation of 14,000+ feet, otherwise know as 14ers, in the state, so there is a lot of beautiful terrain surrounding Salida. The Sawatch Range, Arkansas river and Monarch Mountain are near Salida offering year-round opportunities to explore!
Many come to Salida to enjoy the public hotsprings that can be found throughout the town. Some of the hot spring establishments date back to the late 1800s!
Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area offers whitewater rafting & kayaking as well as fishing, hiking, camping & other recreation.
Browns Canyon National Monument is a 21,586-acre national monument in Chaffee County, Colorado.
The Salida Museum Association reserves, safeguards and displays significant artifacts of the region.
When in Salida, your outdoor activities are endless. Chaffee County is a favorite among Coloradans because of the vast amount of seasonal activities, no matter the season you can have fun in this part of the state. Salida has many trails and open spaces with trails for hiking and biking. Of course you can challenge yourself by conquering a 14'er, or several as Salida has the most 14,000 mountain peaks in Colorado! Rafting, kayaking, fishing, ATVing and other activities are also popular in the summer months. In the winter had over to Monarch Mountain to ski!
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