Salida Buzz

Salida is a wonderful community, filled with active people, young and old. From the quirky artist galleries, to the relaxed but active retirees to the hardcore recreation nation crew, Salida has something for everyone. We hope you will come and visit sometime, and enjoy what the Arkansas River and central Colorado have to offer.

The Bungled Jungle

The Bungled Jungle is a wonderland of unique monsters, suitable for your home.

Monarch Dog Sled Rides

Monarch Dog Sled Rides

We offer thrilling dog sled rides through the beautiful San Isabel National Forest. Tours can last from 1.25 hours to 3 hours. Come learn about the northern sport of mushing, learn how to harness a sled dog, and hang out with our energetic and fun-loving dogs. Check out our webpage for more info: monarchdogsledrides.com.  Or […]

Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park

Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park

There’s a new adventure in town, Captain Zipline has added a new aerial adventure park. You may ask, What is an adventure park? It might seem like a traditional ropes course, but is really much, much more. It is a series or ropes, ladders bridges and cable obstacles, all suspended above the ground. The new […]

Over the River Update

Over the River Update

Artist Christo’s Over the River Project has generated much interest and debate in and around Salida. Over a 20 year period, Christo has spend $11 million and countless hours on meetings and permit applications. This long drawn out process may be coming to an end. With most permits lined up, environmental impact studies completed, and […]

The scenic Salida Triathlon

The Salida Triathlon

September 3-4, 2011 – The Tenderfoot Tri/Duathlon This two day event features an adult duathlon and triathlon on Saturday and a kids Triathlon on Sunday. The triathlon action all takes place at the Salida Pool, starting with a 1000m swim, folowed by a 24 mile bike ride and finishing at the pool with a 7 […]

Salida Hosts the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Salida Hosts the 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge

August 22-28, 2011 – 2011 USA Pro Cycling Challenge The Pro Challenge is a new entry in the Professional Cycling schedule. There are 16 professional teams with 128 riders already committed to the 2011 race. This is a great opportunity for cycling fans to see the best racers in the world, ride on a very […]

The Salida Colorado Roundhouse, around 1890.

Amazing Salida Railroad Photos

As most visitors know, Salida was originally a railroad town. In the early years, the Arkansas River Valley was home to a large number of mines. Most raw or finished materials were shipped out by rail. Salida was the rail hub for the valley around 1890 and later. Thanks to the RR Picture Archives, we […]

Along the scenic Monarch Crest Trail

The Monarch Crest Crank

August 21, 2011 – The Monarch Crest Crank The 13th Annual Monarch Crest Crank is a fundraising ride for the Chaffee County Alliance Against Domestic Abuse (AADA). This year, riders will have a choice of rides. For avid mountain bikers, they can choose the Monarch Crest Trail, one of America’s Best high altitude Single track […]

5 Best Restaurants in Salida

5 Best Restaurants in Salida

Of course something as subjective as the best restaurant in Salida is all opinion. There are dozens of restaurants in and around Salida, most of them very good. You can almost NOT go wrong with any of them. If you have only a day or two for your Salida stay, I can promise you any […]

A tight peloton from the 2010 Road Race

The Salida Classic – bike races

July 29 – 31, 2011 – The Salida Classic bike races. Formerly known as the Salida Omnium, the three day bike race extravaganza shows off a wide range of bike racing types. Starting with an 8 mile time trial race on Friday. Continuing on Saturday with a Criterium race around downtown Salida. This is a […]