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.
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.
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.
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.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Salida. The warmest months in Salida are July and June, when temperatures reach 97 ˚F. The coolest month is November, when temperatures drop to 6 ˚F. The wettest month in Salida is June with 3.59 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 0.14 inches of rain.
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Choose the perfect rental for your vacation at AllTheRooms.com. We compare Airbnb, RedAwning, Priceline and others. AllTheRooms has 908 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay while you enjoy Salida, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to extravagant Airbnbs and hotels. For those wanting to keep costs down, the cheapest place to stay in Salida is just $23 a night. The average price of an accommodation is generally $203 per night.
Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Salida can choose from 282 places to stay that provide WiFi. 49 places to stay include a breakfast. Fitness fanatics can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 8 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on getting to Salida by car, be sure to choose from 254 accommodations that provide parking. We track 12 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.
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We compare vacation rentals, hotels and other bespoke accommodation types from many providers in Salida, including 244 places to stay from Airbnb, 10 accommodations from RedAwning and 3 places to stay from Priceline
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