Salida Activities

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Beautiful and Historic Peaks in Chaffee County, Colorado 

If you’re interested in knowing more about the history of the Arkansas River valley, just look around. Not only are the mountains surrounding Chaffee County and Monarch Pass beautiful, their names also tell the story of the people and times that came before us. Peaks like Mt. Ouray, Mt. Chipeta, and Mt. Shavano, among others, …

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Getting the Most Out of Your Family Spring Break in Colorado

Spring break in Colorado is a classic. For years and years families have been loading up and going out west where the mountains scrape the sky. It’s an epic place for skiing and all sorts of other fun adventures. Here’s your guide to making the best family spring break in Chaffee County, Colorado.  Skiing, Snowboarding …

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Holiday Shopping and Gift Giving in Salida, Colorado 

With Christmas and Haunakkah right around the corner, many of us have gift giving on our minds. If you’re looking to bring holiday joy to friends and family, there’s no better place to find the perfect present than downtown Salida. Not only do these locally owned businesses help you check that gift list, you’ll get to stroll this charming town and actually enjoy your holiday chores. Extra win: if you’re staying at the Creekside Chalets, all of this is a short drive from your cozy cabin.

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Exploring the Shoulder Seasons in Salida & Buena Vista

When you live in a mountain town, you learn to love all the seasons. Summer sees the rivers flowing, winter brings the snow for skiing, and the height of fall brings leaf peeping. But there’s that time between, when the leaves have fallen but the mountains aren’t quite ready for skiing. While this might seem like a time to stay away from the high country, it’s just the opposite. Ask any local and they’ll tell you–shoulder season is where it’s at. 

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Fall Fishing in Salida and Chaffee County 

One of the most defining features of Chaffee County, Colorado is water. Water in the Arkansas River flowing through the valley. Water in the creeks and streams that feed the river. Water in the alpine lakes and reservoirs that dot the high country. So it makes perfect sense that fishing is one of the most popular activities near Salida, CO. Locals and tourists alike flock to the peaceful pastime, particularly in fall when the water is slow and the weather is cool. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or just starting out, you’ll find plenty of fish out there waiting for you.