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Best Lakes in Salida on Monarch Pass

Colorado is home to some of the most beautiful lakes in the country, and Salida is no exception. It is home to more than 100 lakes, with fishing, hiking, and stand-up paddleboarding as popular activities. There is no better place to experience the majestic views of some of Colorado’s highest peaks in Chaffee County, Colorado. Each destination offers beautiful views of nature and allows you to enjoy everything your vacation in Colorado has to offer. 

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The Perfect Day Trip: Great Sand Dune National Park and The Colorado Gator Farm

There is no shortage of incredible adventures that are available when planning your trip to Salida, Colorado. Whether you are a first-time guest of Creekside Chalets or have been coming back year after year, there are even more experiences to be had just an hour away.  For example, the Great Sand Dune National Park and Preserve are located in Mosca, Colorado. This park contains a high-altitude desert consisting of 30 square miles of ever-shifting sand dunes. But, that is not all the area has to offer. After your hike, you can refresh your tired muscles in one of the area’s four natural hot springs. But you should not leave without dropping by The Colorado Gator Farm.

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Salida’s New Skatepark

Known for rafting and fishing, Salida Colorado is called the “Heart of the Rockies.” With the Arkansas River winding its way through the picturesque mountain town next to some of the highest peaks in that state, you will find a concrete playground in the center of downtown Salida that has made a big impact on this little mountain town. But, there is more to surf than the Arkansas River; for thrills and spills, head over to Salida’s favorite local Skate Park. 

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Top 8 Blissful Fall Activities to Experience on Monarch Pass

It’s the perfect season to wax your skis and begin packing up your kayak for the winter. While packing up your shorts and pulling your sweatshirts out, it’s time to make plans for fall in this world-class site! Here are some of the blissful Monarch Pass fun activities to schedule for fall…

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Your Guide to Motorcycle Friendly Spots in Salida 

Considered one of the United States’ most picturesque locations, Salida is a buckets list destination for any motorcycle enthusiast. Meandering along the banks of the country’s most famous river, the trails in this region offer countless sweeping curves, breathtaking views of the mountainside, and dramatic scenery of the rugged and wild landscape. 

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Horseback Riding in Chaffee County, Colorado

Horseback riding is one of the best family experiences and there is no better way to embrace the Rocky Mountains in Salida, Colorado. Family members of all ages can participate and experience a view of Colorado’s “fourteeners”, (mountaineering parlance for mountains that stand at an elevation of 14,000+ feet) visitors are left in awe at nature’s majesty.

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Exploring the Arkansas River Salida, Colorado

The Arkansas River lazily winds its way through many states providing ample opportunities to enjoy its refreshing freshwaters. The most scenic area the river runs through is near the town of Salida, Colorado. Find out more about all the amazing adventures awaiting you on the Arkansas River

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Ultimate Guide to Spring Skiing in Salida

Spring is that bittersweet season when we say goodbye to winter and prepare for the best weather conditions of the year. Never fear! There is still plenty of excellent spring skiing in Salida for you to indulge.

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Taste the Goodness of Local Colorado Food

Take the opportunity to enjoy local farm-fresh food during your stay at a chalet or cabin complete with a fully equipped kitchen at Creekside Chalets. You can purchase food directly from farms or at farmers’ markets in the Salida and Buena Vista communities to prepare in your chalet.

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The Ultimate Art Gallery Experience: Best Art Galleries in Salida

Salida, Colorado’s thriving art scene, includes galleries where visitors and art lovers will be thrilled to find unique art. Inspired by Colorado’s beauty and personal connection to nature, these collections are indeed one of a kind. From pottery and paintings to photography and sculpture, there are a variety of aesthetics to choose from. Take a look at our Ultimate Art Guide to Salida, Colorado, and bring a piece of your trip home.

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Perfect Summer Fly Fishing in Salida

Do you love the quiet pleasure of finding the perfect spot along rushing water, furry companion at your side, casting your line, and feeling the thrill of a strike? With lower water levels this year, fly fishing on the Arkansas River is one of the best social distancing activities to experience this summer. Even better? Be right in the middle of some amazing dry fly and dry-dropper fly fishing at our Creekside Chalets in Salida, Colorado.

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Backcountry Skiing on Monarch Pass

Backcountry skiing is for people who want the ultimate challenge of ungroomed slopes in a beautiful, peaceful environment. Monarch Pass, at 11,312 feet, is one

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