Salida has lots of winter fun activities, including the World Famous Monarch Ski Resort, great snowmobiling on well marked and groomed trails throughout the central Colorado. And of course endless and wonderful cross country skiing and backcountry exploration. The Gateway Inn is the perfect place for ski resort lodging.
Feel like taking a break from skiing? Salida and the Arkansas River Valley stay snow free all winter. So, bring your skis, but also bring your mountain bike and hiking boots.
Salida 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.
At Mount 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.
Cottonwood 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.
Coming to Salida to ski or snowboard at Monarch Ski Resort? Get the inside scoop on the Salida Winter Fun at Monarch Ski Area, the best runs, best restaurants, and where to rent your gear. The unofficial guide to Monarch Ski Resort.
Offers the latest NEW equipment to rent for your snow sliding fun. Choose your favorite package: skis, twintips, snowboard, telemark, skiboards, snowshoes, monoski or x-country.
We guarantee you cannot beat the quality of our equipment for the price anywhere in the area.
We’re so much more than the finest ski and board rental shop in the region. We offer for sale the finest selection of skis, boards, boots, poles, and helmets made by the top names in the business.
We also offer a full selection of quality name-brand winter apparel and accessories.
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. Salida Winter Fun, without the snow.
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.