Summer Activities

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.

Hiking 14ers in Salida, CO

Colorado is home to more mountain peaks exceeding altitudes of 14,000 feet above sea level than any other state in the country. If you are new to hiking the Colorado Trail, Chaffee County and the Sawatch Range offer adventure for both beginners, as well as experienced hikers. There are over 15 mountains to choose from around the area including Mount Elbert, the highest point in Colorado and the second highest peak in the contiguous 48 states.

Golfing in Salida and Buena Vista

  Scenic Mountain Experiences Colorado features gorgeous outdoor golf courses, with views of snow-capped mountains and peaceful fields. There’s nothing like a round of golf in the fresh Colorado air for relaxation. From inspiring mountain views to traditional courses, the unique terrain and high elevation offer a variety of experiences. Enjoy the crisp air and …

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