1548 G Street
Salida, CO 81201

(719) 539-7144

David & Laura Kephart


There's No Place Like Home

Although gold-seekers first settled here, it was farmers and ranchers who made Salida a lasting community. The Arkansas River runs through the historic downtown and is the site of the annual FibArk (First in Boating on the Arkansas) Festival held here each summer. Kayaks, tubes and rafts are common sights on the river. Other water attractions include the indoor Salida Hot Springs Pool.

A handful of excellent mountain-bike trails and countless hiking trails cross the region, giving access to four national forests. And, naturally, some visitors want to climb some of those 14ers in the Collegiate Peaks north of town. In winter, visit the nearby Monarch Mountain ski area for a taste of what those 14ers have to offer.

Salida is growing as an arts community and has a fun summer art festival, Artwalk, which highlights many of the area's fine artists. The town was recently named a Certified Colorado Creative District by the state for its reputation as a hub of creative activity, including more than 20 artist studios and galleries.

In the winter, the town is crowned with a giant lighted Christmas tree on a hillside overlooking the community.

Salida is one of the stops along the Collegiate Peaks Scenic & Historic Byway, and the town is just a short drive from Browns Canyon National Monument, the state's newest monument.

There's also golf and a handful of great little restaurants to whet your appetite for a weekend visit. In 2011, BudgetTravel.com named Salida one of America's coolest small towns



Few corners of the world can match Salida’s variety of year-round activities. Shred Monarch Mountain in the winter. Enjoy the Arkansas River in the summer. And hit our epic trail system just about any season. 


Foodies, rejoice! Salida boasts more than pub grub. (Though we do that really well, too.) Whether you want to dine al fresco by the river or enjoy a more formal experience, we’ve got your taste buds covered. 

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Motels, hotels, hostels, BnBs — where you lay your head at night is an important part of any visit. Whichever option you choose, you’re pretty much guaranteed Salida’s quintessential small-town service with a smile. 

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You’re bound to take home some great memories from your stay. Why not complement them with some equally delightful purchases. Salida offers high-end artwork, charming souvenirs, and everything in between. 

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FIBArk, Art Walk, Brewers Rendezvous, Winefest — the list goes on and on. Festival season typically runs Memorial Day to Labor Day, but we like to throw in a few off-peak events to keep folks on their toes. 

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Hiking & Camping

Big skies, ridiculous clouds, epic sunsets, a dozen 14ers nearby, miles and miles of trails — Salida’s natural beauty is one of its biggest draws. So get out in it! We can help you figure out how to rough it in style. 

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Dog-Friendly Salida

Do dogs smile? In Salida, they do. Sure, our parks are pup-prohibitive, but we’ve got plenty of spots that welcome Spots. Click through to discover all of Salida’s pet-friendly businesses and lodging options.

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Arts & Music

Did you know that Salida was one of Colorado’s first Creative Districts? Spend a little time downtown and you’ll see why. We’ve got galleries galore, public art pieces aplenty, and live music most days of the week. 

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