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Locally Owned Downtown Businesses in Salida

As locals, we are proud of the art, food, history, and incredible passion our local businesses pour into their jobs every day. It’s almost impossible to choose our favorite Main Street spots, but here are some of the best downtown sites to visit during your stay with us.
As locals, we are proud of the art, food, history, and incredible passion our local businesses pour into their jobs every day. It’s almost impossible to choose our favorite Main Street spots, but here are some of the best downtown sites to visit during your stay with us.

Stand Up Paddleboarding in Salida

If you’re unfamiliar with this exciting sport, imagine a cross between surfing and kayaking and you’ve almost got the idea.

Stand up paddleboarding (known as SUP) features wide boards resembling surfboards. Participants kneel or stand on the boards and use a long paddle to move and steer in the water. It’s relatively easy to learn on flat water, though it takes a little balance, core strength, and coordination. With practice, you can step-up from calm water SUP to some whitewater river paddles or even to some river “surfing.”

Rock Climbing in Chaffee County, Colorado

he Salida, Colorado area offers outdoor enthusiasts plenty of opportunities for rock climbing. Salida is located in Chaffee County and is home to more than a dozen mountain peaks that are 14,000 feet tall. If you are a beginner, you can visit one of the many outfitters to get you fitted for the right gear and take you on an escorted tour. There are also plenty of challenging climbs for experts if you wish to go it alone. This guide offers some of the top tours and climbing locations in Chaffee County. First let’s take a look at the three main types of climbing available in Chaffee County.

Hiking 14ers in Salida, CO

Colorado is home to more mountain peaks exceeding altitudes of 14,000 feet above sea level than any other state in the country. If you are new to hiking the Colorado Trail, Chaffee County and the Sawatch Range offer adventure for both beginners, as well as experienced hikers. There are over 15 mountains to choose from around the area including Mount Elbert, the highest point in Colorado and the second highest peak in the contiguous 48 states.

Golfing in Salida and Buena Vista

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Paddlefest in Buena Vista

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Ghost Towns Near Salida

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