Salida offers activities for every age group. Whether you are looking for constant entertainment and physical challenges or just a laid back good time surrounded by mountains and rivers, Salida has you covered. After a hard day of playing, go for a relaxing soak in one of the several natural hot springs in Salida and the surrounding area. The Salida Hot Springs Pool is the largest indoor hot springs facility in the country. Deep in the heart of land-locked Colorado sits the watersports town of Salida and a river known for its world-class rafting. The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area is 148 miles of river park, providing a challenging playground for rafters, kayakers, and standup paddleboarders.
Nestled along the Arkansas River in the center of Colorado, just outside Salida, Browns Canyon National Monument offers solitude and primitive recreation, including rafting, kayaking, hunting, horseback riding, backpacking, fishing, and hiking.
Salida’s downtown beach area sits along the riverwalk path. The beach is a great location to read a good book or paddle around with your children, and is surrounded by great casual dining and Salida’s event center, home of live music, theater, and film festivals.