Salida is a wonderful small town with a big heart place to live. Its diverse population and variety of interesting and fun things to do, make it an ideal place for retirement or the outdoor enthusiasts.
There are several beautiful parks in town in addition to a nice library and the converted Steam Plant building for plays, concerts and other types of entertainment.
Plus with it being situated along the Arkansas River and at the foot of the Sawatch Mountain Range, you can fly fish, kayak, raft, ski at Monarch Ski Area where the powder is awesome, snowmobile, camp, hike, mountain bike, ATV rides, hunt big game, and other endless possibilities.
Approximately 83% of the land in the area is public land for the public to enjoy.