Athletics and the Outdoors

Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area (CO State Parks) Maps and info for camping, river running and more.
Chaffee County Running Club
– A dedicated and friendly group of runners, CCRC hosts group runs and race events through the year.
Monarch Mountain – Lose the crowds, not your friends! Featuring all natural powder with terrain for everyone, Monarch is a little slice of heaven along the Continental Divide. Need a lift from Salida? Check out the Monarch Ski Bus!
Salida CyclonesSummer and year-round swim team for youth.
Salida Mountain TrailsWith 30 miles of trails built and counting, SMT is the region’s premier trail advocacy group. Visit their site for tons of maps and information on how to get involved.
Salida Parks, Trails and Open SpaceSPOT’s mission is to promote the creation, preservation, improvement and appreciation of parks, open space and trails in the greater Salida area.
Salida Town Trailsa map of local bike routes (light trails and streets)
Sports Leagues and Teams  – A listing of various clubs and groups that meet for the love of the game!


Salida Community Center
Salida Regional Library

Festivals and Attractions

Brewer’s RendezvousA midsummer celebration of fermented beverages!
Chamber of Commerce Festival calendar A long list of fun festivals and events in Salida
First in Boating the Arkansas! The biggest whitewater festival, since 1949.
Salida Bike FestEarly fall in the mountains is the perfect time to mount your two wheeler and share the love!
Salida Fiber Fest – Visit the Salida Fiber Festival for all things fiber related-locally produced fleeces, yarns, fiber equipment, beautiful hand made items, clothing and gifts. With demonstrations, a Childrens Activities Tent, wine and beer garden,and food vendors.

Farming, Nature and Land Conservation

Central Colorado Foodshed Alliance/Salida Farmers MarketThe CCFA is a cooperative organization created to stimulate and support the local food economy in our foodshed, defined as the area within 100 miles of Salida, Colorado.
Greater Arkansas River Nature Association GARNA is dedicated to natural, cultural and historical awareness, and offers programming for all ages throughout the year.
GuidestoneGuidestone is dedicated to strengthening the local food economy through preserving agricultural resources and educating for ecological literacy.
Land Trust of the Upper ArkansasThe mission of the LTUA is to protect in perpetuity the important natural, agricultural, scenic, historic lands, and the water resources and riparian areas in Lake, Chaffee, Fremont, Saguache and Park Counties.
Southwest Conservation Corps The SCC engages and trains a diverse group of young women and men and completes conservation projects for the public benefit.

Local Government

Buena Vista
Chaffee County
City of Salida

Local News Sources

Colorado Central Magazine
The Mountain Mail
Salida Citizen

Performing and Creative Arts

Arkansas Valley Music and Dance
Creative District

Salida Circus
Salida Council for the Arts
The SteamPlant – A venue for weddings, concerts, meetings and more!

Visitors Bureaus

Now This Is Colorado – Find out where to stay, eat, play, meet and shop in and around Salida.
Salida Chamber – A great resource for events, businesses and more.

Youth and Families

Boys and Girls Club
Chaffee County Early Childhood Council
Chaffee County Family and Youth Initiatives
– Mentors, Nurturing Parent, Youth at Crossroads, and Community Partnership programs