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Full Moon Ski!!!

Full Moon Ski!!!

This weekend is a great time to grab a few of your besties, some firewood, and head out to Old Monarch Pass for a moonlit ski or snowshoe. If you’ve never seen the white hills ablaze with moonlight, now’s the time!

Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River

Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River

Spectacular sunny views from the hiking and biking trails just outside of Royal Gorge Park. This time of year, there’s almost no one on them, and they’re surprisingly dry and warm. Miles and miles of easy biking and hiking trails to explore, and

November-December Lodgings Discounts!

November-December Lodgings Discounts!

Get 25-30% off your November or December stay in jolly ole S-Town when you book directly through StayinSalida.com. Come get your picture taken in front of the famous kayak wall! Use discount codes Nov30 or NovDec25. See the yellow banner across the top of our homepage for details and to book your stay…

Wildflowers in Colorado!

Wildflowers in Colorado!

The end of their life is when you can harvest their seeds, but hold off planting them until early spring (or as late as midsummer). If you have a lawn in Colorado, please consider letting it die and replacing it with these beauties that require almost no water, and they keep the local bees healthy and happy!

Moth Storytelling in Salida, CO!

Moth Storytelling in Salida, CO!

Live story slam this weekend in lil ole S-Town!! That’s right, the folks over at A Church are bringing a taste of east coast storytelling to our beloved mountain town of Salida, CO.

The event is one of many such storytelling events spinning out of New York City based nonprofit, the Moth, which was founded in 1997 by poet and novelist George Dawes Green.

Cold plunge, anyone?

Cold plunge, anyone?

The waters of the Arkansas River are warmer now than they’re likely to be all year long. But still cold enough to be super refreshing. We strongly recommend the cold plunge on a hot afternoon.

Bathtub on the Arkansas River

Bathtub on the Arkansas River

Some folks buy a beautiful piece of land and park a camper on it until they’re ready to build their dream home. Others just want to take a bath by the river.

4th of July Festivities in Salida, Colorado

4th of July Festivities in Salida, Colorado

S-Town was able to shoot fireworks from the top of S Mountain to punctuate their day-long celebration in Riverside Park!  Big thanks to the fire department for putting on that show, as well as the performers who entertained us all day long. In the weeks ahead, don’t forget to head down to Riverside Park every Thursday evening for free concerts by a variety of great local bands. See you there!

Kingcup cactus flowers are in bloom!

Kingcup cactus flowers are in bloom!

If you’re out riding or hiking the trails of central Colorado in the next several days, you’re likely to see these gorgeous blossoms on the Kingcup cactus, also called the claret cup cactus. Get out there because these blossoms go by quickly, typically only lasting a couple of weeks at most.

Salida Short Term Rental Fee Vote

Salida Short Term Rental Fee Vote

Salida had a Salida Short Term Rental Fee Vote, but thankfully city council members reconsidered the ballot initiative they had proposed…

Drive Trip: Penitente Canyon

Drive Trip: Penitente Canyon

The desert sun and winds can be harsh in the San Luis Valley…maybe that’s why it attracted those penitent religious types a hundred plus years ago.