Salida, Colorado has long been known as the “Heart of the Rockies.” Recreation and cultural activities abound in and near this charming mountain town located in central Colorado.
Salida is an easy weekend getaway from Colorado’s metropolitan centers and is also becoming a destination for visitors seeking outdoor activities, art galleries, great music or simply a relaxing small town experience.
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. The mild climate also means a longer season for mountain biking, hiking, trail running and numerous other outdoor sports.