Salida and the Arkansas River Valley – A Destination With Heart
Salida and the surrounding river valley and mountains are visually amazing. Some say the pace here is “slower”, the people “real”, the town “genuine.”
Explore unique shopping, antiques, art galleries, creative dining and entertainment. Music, art, boating and cycling festivals dot the seasons. Add the Salida hot springs pool and Salida’s public nine-hole golf course, surrounded by the awesome sight of 14,000-foot peaks, and you’ve got a vacation to remember!
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Places and Properties:
Salida: Genuinely small, friendly and real, Salida boasts Colorado’s largest historic district. Quaint
Maysville: A lovely wide spot in the road just ten miles west of Salida, on the way to Monarch Mountain. Our
Monarch / Garfield: This historic townsite is a huddle of chalets and mountain cabins, and is the gateway to Monarch Mountain ski area. Walk to the Monarch Lodge for a meal or hot tub soak. You’re five miles from the lifts at Monarch and 18 miles from Salida.
Howard: A scenic 13-mile drive east of Salida through Big Horn Sheep Canyon, Howard flanks the Arkansas
Nathrop: Between Salida and Buena Vista, Nathrop is desirable for it’s proximity to the Arkansas River and Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. A range of 14,000-ffoot peaks create a dramatic backdrop for this scenice region.
In addition, Salida boasts Colorado’s largest historic district, a magnificent Rocky Mountain four-season climate, annual river and art festivals – FIBArk and Salida Art Walk, all natural powder skiing and snowboarding at Monarch Mountain and the Arkansas River, one of America’s most popular destinations for whitewater rafting.
Facts about Chaffee County:
80% National Forest and Wilderness Area