Summer Activities

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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Best Hikes for Wildflower Lovers near Salida, Colorado

Summer is here, which means wildflower season is finally coming into full bloom. And there’s no better place to see wildflowers than in their natural habitat — the wild. A two-hour drive from Colorado Springs and around three hours from Denver, Colorado, you’ll find yourself in Chaffee County, home to the quaint and vibrant community …

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Enjoy Road Biking in Salida this Summer

Salida, Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the Western United States. The mountains and their accompanying scenery make this the perfect landscape for a variety of outdoor activities and adventures. One of the best activities to enjoy in and around Salida are the fantastic road biking opportunities. There are many different trails …

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5 Best Dirt Biking & ATV Trails in Salida & Buena Vista

One of the great things about staying at Creekside Chalets is that we are located near some of the best dirt biking & ATV trails you’ll find in Colorado. The trails provide you with an opportunity to get up close and personal with the local flora and fauna, explore old mining towns, and take in …

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The Best Places in Salida for a Colorado 4×4 Adventure

Head into the vast wonders of Colorado from the quintessential mountain town of Salida. This central Colorado destination is brimming over with the Rocky Mountain excursions every adventurer dreams of. For visitors of all ages, getting in a Jeep is one of the best ways to explore the area off the beaten path. You will …

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