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Salida Travel Guide: 29 reviews and 44 photos

In the "Fourteener" Region

Located on the Arkansas River between the Sawatch and Mosquito Ranges of the Rocky Mountains is Salida, Colorado. This town provides plenty of activities and provisions for vacationers, but without the high profile and prices of a Vail or Estes Park to the north.

Chaffee County, in which Salida is located, has more mountain peaks of 14,000 ft (4267.2m) than any other county in Colorado - thus the name "Fourteener" Region.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Mountain scenery and recreation activities, temperate summer climate.
  • Cons:Not an easy place to get to without a long drive.
  • In a nutshell:A pleasant and relaxing week with family here.
  • Last visit to Salida: Jul 1987
  • Intro Updated Feb 11, 2007
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  • goingsolo's Profile Photo
    Feb 15, 2006 at 4:27 PM

    Interesting page. Passed through here some years ago. Didnt have the guts to do Monarch Pass. :) Loved the photos. Ouray is definitely one to check out!

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2005 at 4:34 AM

    Saint Elmo looks pretty cool. Rocky Mountain High is calling me back. Think it's time I head back to your neck of the woods. Maybe we'll cross paths as you head east to Acadia. Thanks.


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