Salida, Colorado is known as the “Heart of the Rockies” and is the Chaffee County seat. The city anchors the Upper Arkansas River Valley in central Colorado. Although flanked by majestic 14,000-foot snow capped peaks, at just over 7,000 feet in elevation, Salida enjoys a surprisingly mild climate that some refer to as the Banana Belt. Settle into Salida and its relaxed pace, hometown ways and world-class recreational opportunities and you may never want to leave.
THE HEART OF THE ROCKIES
Colorado’s Hidden Gem
Nestled in the middle of the State, Salida is 2 hours from Colorado Springs and 3 hours from Denver. Designated the largest historical district in Colorado, Salida has a historic western feel with history and culture available nearly everywhere you look. Downtown Salida is also designated a creative district, with artisans of nearly every genre – pottery, painting, murals, music, performing arts, plus culinary arts and wineries, breweries and distilleries. If you’d like to hear about multi-day trips or full service concierge packages we can put together for you, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We can book your lodging, make reservations, plan your adventure tours and take care of your entire itinerary when visiting Salida.
With its location in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, Salida, Colorado is close to nearly endless outdoor adventure opportunities, and Aspire Mountain Tours is your one stop shop to explore them all. We offer kid-friendly rafting trips the whole family create memories on together near Browns National Monument, or adrenaline junkies can navigate world class whitewater. Hikers from novice to experts can explore over 175 trails around Salida, and the town itself sits in a ring of 15 different 14,000 peaks! Fishing enthusiasts can cast into all levels of the water column of the Arkansas River, with local stretches of the river boasting nearly 5,000 fish per mile! If you can’t decide on what to do first, give us a chance to plan an amazing trip for you or your group to the get the most out of your Colorado adventure tours!