Summer Activities

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. 

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.

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.

Top Tips for Rockhounding in Chaffee County Colorado

Colorado is one of the best places in the United States to go rockhounding. Only California has a wider variety of minerals. Some people think it’s a downside that these deposits tend to be small and scattered. To others, that makes it all the more exciting. Within Colorado, one of the best areas to find …

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The History & Beauty of Browns Canyon

President Obama stated that “Conservation is a truly American idea.” Like others before him, he wanted to stress the value of our public lands and waters so that future generations could appreciate and enjoy them. On Feb. 19, 2015, President Obama proclaimed Browns Canyon, a National Monument. Forever protecting the 21,586 acres of pristine canyons, …

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