Visiting Salida in beautiful Chaffee County Colorado is an experience that gets better every time you visit. Each visit unlocks something new and provides exciting opportunities for vacationers. Known for its breathtaking views, many travelers enjoy visiting the area multiple times throughout the year. But how about enjoying your next trip to Salida from up in the air? Try some of these suggestions for a tour of a lifetime above the ground! 

Photo Courtesy of Captain Zipline

Ziplining in Salida

If you’re looking for some big fun, Salida and Buena Vista have some great options for aerial parks and ziplining. There are plenty options for beginners as well as experts. Check out Captain Zipline right in Salida. Captain Zipline offers a thrilling zipline experience over canyons where you’ll see gorgeous sights, feel the rush of adrenaline, and learn about the history and ecology of the area. They also offer an aerial challenge course over the canyon that will definitely give you a workout.

Captain Zipline offers other exciting adventures as well. Team building for small groups, white water rafting, and multiple rock climbing options are just a few of their other services. There are age, height, and weight restrictions on some of the activities, so make sure you check their requirements and restrictions page before booking. Captain Zipline has several guided tours and all their programs include the necessary safety training for each specific activity. Go to the Captain Zipline website and select the “book now” button on the activity of your choice to get started. 

Photo Courtesy of Monarch Crest Tramway

Take the Tramway

Well worth the drive, the Monarch Crest Scenic Tramway is located just 23 miles West of Salida and only 13 miles from Creekside Chalets. The tramway features a very affordable ride (kids under three ride for free) that everyone in your group can enjoy. Colorado’s longest-running tram departs every three minutes, to pick-up guests for a ten-minute gondola ride to the observatory. This activity gives everyone a chance to experience Monarch Pass at an elevation of nearly 12,000 feet above the Continental Divide, and take in the remarkable views. Enjoying a little time and stay as long as you like at the top. The last car departs daily at 5:45 pm. Check to verify that the tram is running because the weather dictates the beginning and end of the operating season. Make sure to bring a jacket as temperatures are colder at the summit.

Helicopter Rides and Tours

If you’re going to ride in a helicopter, there is no better place than the beautiful area of Chaffee County Colorado. Geo Heli Helicopter Charters, Tours & Rides take touring the region in style to a whole new level! You can get your private tour of the area seeing the mountain ranges, forests, canyons, and all that the area has to offer from a completely different perspective. A helicopter ride is not something most people get to do every day, so take advantage of the opportunity in one of the most beautiful landscapes in the United States. You can visit their website or call (855) 712-3156 to discuss packages and tour booking. 

Photo Courtesy of Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides

Hot Air Ballooning 

Hot air ballooning is always an unforgettable adventure, but when you’re starting from an altitude of around 10,000 feet above sea level, it is a whole new experience. In the Buena Vista and Salida area, Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides gives visitors a chance to see the sights in a much more up close and personal way. Their flight season is between late May and early October each year. Unlike other modes of transportation a hot air balloon, give you an unmatched perspective of the area from above. If you’re looking into booking a ride, make sure you are in good enough physical condition to climb in and out of the basket and stand for an hour during the trip. Visit the Colorado Hot Air Balloon Rides booking page for Buena Vista and Chaffee County to set up your next adventure in the sky. 

Plan Your Salida in the Sky Trip

When thinking about your next vacation plans, make it a trip to experience “Salida in the Sky.” There’s plenty to keep you busy in the air during the day, and on the ground in the evening. Excellent dining and shopping experiences are plentiful as well as relaxing places like Creekside Chalets to get some rest after a fun day out and about. Contact us to start planning your next adventure to Salida and the greater Chaffee County area. 

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