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Salida Travel Guide

Known as the 'Heart of the Rockies', the city of Salida is surrounded by beautiful mountains and is the perfect retreat for outdoor enthusiasts. It is a historic town on the Arkansas River in Colorado where travelers can explore and enjoy the growing arts community. From mountain bike trails to hiking through the national forests, adventure awaits! You can also go rafting, kayaking, fishing, and relax in the healing hot springs during your vacation. There is everything from casual to fine-dining, as well as live music and theater in the evenings. Don’t forget to check out the historic Downtown area too.

Things to Do in Salida

Top things to do in Salida include the Arkansas Headwater Recreation Area where you can go white-water rafting and kayaking. This takes place on the Arkansas River and there are over 148 miles to explore. There are also hiking trails where you can enjoy nature too. The Monarch Crest Scenic Tram is a fantastic journey to the top of the Continental Divide, offering stunning views of the peaks. The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center features the largest indoor hot springs in the US, so you can sit back and relax in an average of 86-degree water.

Best Places to Stay in Salida

You'll find plenty of lodges and inns around Salida for a comfortable stay. There are also lots of campgrounds in Arkansas Headwater Recreation Area where you can sleep under the stars.

Best Time to Visit Salida

With 300 days of sunshine every year, Salida is open to tourism all year round. The warmest times to visit are from June to September. Springtime is also a fantastic to get outdoors.

Price and Availability Index in Salida

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Salida is in February, while the cheapest month is in November. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Salida is in the high season in July. Salida has its low season in April, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.

The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Salida tends to be Saturday, while the most expensive day tends to be Thursday. Vacation homes in Salida tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The weather in Salida

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Salida. The hottest month in Salida is June, when temperatures peak at 94 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to -7 ˚F. The wettest month in Salida is December with 0 inches of rain, while the driest month is December with 0 inches of rain.

Vacation Rentals in Salida

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including Airbnb, VRBO, Glamping Hub and more at AllTheRooms.com. Salida has 777 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Salida can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $29 per night. On average, a place to stay in Salida will cost you $211 per night.

If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 334 accommodations in Salida that have WiFi. 36 places to stay include a breakfast. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 14 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Salida by car, be sure to choose from 293 accommodations that provide parking. 3 accommodations come with a pool or jacuzzi

AllTheRooms has 154 pet-friendly places to stay in Salida, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

In Salida AllTheRooms currently aggregates hotels, vacation rentals, hostels from more than 9 providers, including 166 places to stay from Airbnb, 35 accommodations from VRBO and 35 places to stay from Glamping Hub.

406 of our places to stay in Salida have been rated by previous guests. They rated 62% as excellent or good. 220 accommodations allow instant booking.

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