Summer Activities

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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Top 10 Activities with Kids in Salida and Buena Vista, Colorado

Trying to plan the perfect family vacation can feel tough; ensuring that little ones remain entertained, adults aren’t left underwhelmed, and that everybody has experiences that create memories to last a lifetime is a tall order. Luckily, the Salida & Buena Vista area offers families a host of activities that’ll leave everybody happy after a …

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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.