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 Cyclones – Summer and year-round swim team for youth.
Salida Mountain Trails – With 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 Space – SPOT’s mission is to promote the creation, preservation, improvement and appreciation of parks, open space and trails in the greater Salida area.
Salida Town Trails – a 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!
Festivals and Attractions
Brewer’s Rendezvous – A midsummer celebration of fermented beverages!
Chamber of Commerce Festival calendar – A long list of fun festivals and events in Salida
FIBArk – First in Boating the Arkansas! The biggest whitewater festival, since 1949.
Salida Bike Fest – Early 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 Market – The 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.
Guidestone – Guidestone is dedicated to strengthening the local food economy through preserving agricultural resources and educating for ecological literacy.
Land Trust of the Upper Arkansas – The 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 News Sources
Performing and Creative Arts
Youth and Families