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Summer Vacation Ideas

Salida is located on the Arkansas River and is a fantastic place to take a vacation. Known as the “Gem of the Rockies,” the area is full of natural beauty and wonder. It is also known for its many fun and exciting outdoor activities, as well as its pristine location in the Rocky Mountains.


One of the most popular things to do while visiting is to kayak the mighty Arkansas River. The people hold the Arkansas River special in their hearts, due to its integral role in shaping the area since it was founded in 1880. The river brought many people here as a stop off on the way to Denver. Because of this, a small and burgeoning tourist market was created, and adventures on the Arkansas river became its heart and soul.


Kayaking and rafting are not the only fun and exciting things to do on the Arkansas River. The fishing here is top notch. Known for itss Rainbow and Brown Trout, the Arkansas attracts anglers from all over for its crystal clear waters and abundant fish. The area is also home to lakes for those fishermen who prefer the calmer waters.


Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the union. It’s grandiose mountain ranges, crystal-clear waters, and brilliantly preserved forests make it a visual paradise, and the best way to see it all is by hiking down one of Salida’s many beautiful trails. These easily accessible trails offer a beautiful view of the Rockies, as well as access to rivers, lakes, and national forests.


Golf is one of the most popular past times these days. It seems that no vacation would be complete without a couple rounds of golf. At the Salida Golf Club, you can take advantage of the moderate prices and fantastic scenery. Remember the altitude will be in your favor!

Mountain Climbing

One of the area's prize possessions in its access to 15 fourteeners. The fourteeners are some of the highest peaks in the Rocky Mountain chain. In Salida, you an test your strength and will by climbing on of these majestic mountains. Though this is not for the faint of heart, it will offer you a unique twist to the average vacation.


Video Courtesy of Cutthroat Anglers