Summer Recreation Activities
Salida is hopping in the summer. I you are an athlete or avid spectator, see our list of the Salida Colorado Races and Competitions.
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The Arkansas River Bluegrass Marathon and Half Marathon - The second annual Arkansas River Bluegrass Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 7:00am. The race will feature a scenic, USATF certified course consisting of a 13.1 mile loop on county roads surrounding Salida. Live bluegrass music, beer and food will be available to all participants and spectators following the race at Riverside Park in downtown Salida.
Lost Canyon Zipline Adventure - Flying through the air on a zipline at 40 miles per hour with a pulley harnessed to a steel cable is a pure adrenaline rush, and the most exciting new extreme sport on the planet. Experience the rush and listen to the cable sing as we guide you over 2000 feet on 6 different zip line cables, some over 150 feet above the canyon floor. Our longest cable stretches over 450 feet down into the canyon.
Colorado Rafting Partners
Adventure Expeditions - Experience the Best Rafting In the
Join us for fun filled raft trip on one of numerous stretches
on the Arkansas River. The Ark, as the locals call it, is the premier
location for a whitewater rafting vacation in Colorado and one
of the best in the world!
Whitewater - At Independent Whitewater we offer a variety
of paddle and oar boat trips that are designed to meet your Colorado
River Rafting vacation needs.
When you compare the trip length, the number of rapids and the
price of our Colorado river rafting tours you'll find we have the
other companies beat in all categories!
Marine - We'd like to invite you to join us on one of our
adventures this year. Whether you seek a quiet float, an intro
to whitewater, or raging rapids, Canyon Marine has a trip on
the Arkansas River for you.
Come join us. We've got a trip planned for you!
Salida Bike Shops
Absolute bikes is a full service bike shop, located on the Arkansas River. They carry Cruisers from Electra, Mountain bikes from Specialized, Kona and Yeti. Lots of clothing and cycling accessories in stock.
The Salida Bike Company is Salida's newest bike shop. They offer a complete selection of cruisers, mountain bikes and road bikes. Conveniently located on F St, right in downtown Salida. Friendly and speedy bike mechanics on duty, ready to get you back on your bike.
Anglers is a full service Fly Fishing and guided Fishing
shop. See us for up to the minute hatch reports, all our fishing
equipment needs, and the best advice on Arkansas River Fishing.
Salida Hot Springs
Hot Springs Pool - The Salida Hot Springs is a year-round
facility offering aquatic recreation and relaxation in natural,
hot, mineral water.
Collected underground and piped 5 miles from the source high in
the majestic Rocky Mountains, this sparkling clear and odorless
water was originally enjoyed by the Ute Indians.
Princeton Hot Springs Resort you will find a "dream
location"; Mountain Peaks
in excess of 14,000 feet will surround you. Hot springs that are
135 degrees at the surface will melt away your cares. Dine on gourmet
meals and stay in comfortable, yet affordable lodging. For those
with an energetic side, there are activities galore.
Hot Springs - Come soak in Colorado's purest, geo-thermal, gravity-fed
mineral spas. Historically noted for their medicinal and therapeutic
value, the springs were used for centuries by the Ute Indians as
a spiritual gathering retreat. Ever since, people have come from
all over the country to soak in the curative waters.
Joyful Journey -
Our pools are natural mineral water with no chemical treatment
of any kind.
Outdoor soaking is done in the neck-deep Tower Pool, along with
two partially covered, waist-deep soaking pools, with temperatures
ranging from 98 to 108 degrees F.
Colorado Jeep and ATV tours
All Season Rentals
Snowmobile & ATV Adventures will gear you
up for an exhilarating mountain experience.
Our snowmobile rentals and ATV rentals & tours will take you
into the back country of Colorado
where you will experience breathtaking views, historic ghost towns,
and an overall unforgettable trip.
Let our experienced guides take you and your family on a half or
full day tour of the Colorado High Country or tour self guided.
Rocky Mountain Horseback Riding
Mount Princeton Hot Springs Riding
Stables Guided horseback rides in the Rocky Mountains. Rides range from 1 hour to day pack trips.