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Holiday Gift Guide Locally Made Goods in Salida

Salida has so much to offer, from the picturesque accommodations at Creekside Chalets to the friendly locals who make you feel right at home, you cannot help but visit again and again. When you come to visit and stay for the holidays in this beautiful area, you have the chance to experience the rich variety of locally made goods which are unique to the surrounding culture. You will discover some of the best products Colorado has to offer when you discover Salida.

Salida Distilleries- A Guided Tour

Colorado has built quite a reputation in the last twenty years as being home to some of the best and most diverse craft beer this side of Bavaria.  You almost can’t throw a rock these days without hitting a new microbrewery, and the best part is they are all good! But not a lot of people know that Colorado is also home to some world-class vineyards, as well as some excellent distilleries. Some of which are right here in Salida. Maybe the remoteness makes finding these gems so much more interesting, and the spirits they are distilling, that much more palatable.

The Ultimate Guide to Monarch Mountain for Ski Groups and Clubs

Often times skiing with a group is challenging due to varying levels of skiers who are together.  You may have a variety of beginners to experts and everything in between. This doesn’t need to stop everyone from enjoying the Colorado skiing experience. If you know what you need and prepare, Everyone is sure to have …

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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.