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.

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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.

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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.

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The Salida Triathlon

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, followed by a 24 mile bike ride and finishing at the pool with a 7 mile run.

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Salida Hosts the 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 challenging course. Sat

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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.

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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).

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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 of these dining establishments will please you.

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