Summer Activities

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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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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