Salida Colorado is surrounded by 56 mountains with over 14,000 foot of elevation. This mountain town has the most 14ers in the entire state of Colorado. There are many things to do when you visit the wonderful historic town of Salida. A few things include floating the river, soak in a natural hot spring, drive the multiple scenic passes, walk the shops, drinking at the many breweries around town, and hitting the trails for a hike.
Visit the Wonderful Historic Town of Salida Checklist:
Downtown Airbnb Stay
This historic airbnb apartment was everything and more. The spacious deck even had direct views of fireworks on 4th of July.
Visit the Wonderful Historic Town of Salida Downtown
- Many murals
- Walkable streets
- Views of Tenderfoot Mountain
- Concerts at the park pavilion
- Float the river
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Take the winding drive up Tenderfoot Mountain to the tower look out.
Monarch Pass and Scenic Tram
- Open May through September
- Adults $10, Kids $5
- Dog Friendly
- Free popcorn with your tram pass
- Views for days with hiking trails at the top
Take a scenic drive to one of the most beautiful continental divides. There is a short hike at the top, and the elevation can make it harder than it actually is.
Downtown Buena Vista
This historic and artsy downtown is adjacent to Salida. Walk the shops or stop for a bite to eat.
Cottonwood Hot Springs
- Open 24 hours
- Located at the beginning of Cottonwood Pass
- Day pass adults $20-24
- 5 mineral pools varying from 80-104 degrees
- Dry sauna
Camp, boat, mountain bike, fish or just take in the beauty like we did on our drive from Salida to Breckenridge.
- Out and back hike
- 1.2 miles
- Easy trail
- Located in the San Isabel National Forest
Wildlife viewing area
Down the road from Agnes Vaille Falls there is a large parking lot. Unfortunately, we didn’t see any wild life however, worth the quick stop.
Visit the Wonderful Historic Town of Salida: Woods High Mountain Distillery
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