Salida Mountain Trails is an all-volunteer organization committed to building and maintaining sustainable, non-motorized, multi-user trails on public lands near the city of Salida.
One of the area's hidden gems is the Salida Sangha. Their pop-up outdoor-meditation hours are instrumental to the well-being of this community.
You have likely been in a car for some time, so take a hike on the Little Rainbow trail and enjoy the views!
Get out in front of backcountry danger this winter, and keep safety top of mind! Seek education and training prior to heading out, or utilize a professional guide or a seasoned mentor to explore Colorado's backcountry. Find more ways to get informed and stay safe in Colorado.
Salida is surrounded by wonders. Take the 1.5-hours drive down to the San Luis Valley and hit Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve. Don't forget to bring water and sunscreen! Then be back in Poncha Springs by dinnertime.
Get some shopping done on Salida's Main Street and check out the lights on Christmas Mountain along the way.
Get a massage at Cottonwood before retiring for the night in one of their cozy lodge rooms.