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Salida: Small Mountain Town With It All

Salida: Small Mountain Town With It All
3 days
Salida, which means exit in Spanish, is actually an entrance to some of Colorado's highest country. It's surrounded by a dozen of the state's 58 fourteeners and an excellent launchpad for adventure and creative pursuits. (It should also be noted that perhaps "exit" is appropriate because it's where the Arkansas River exits the earth and begins its journey to the Gulf of Mexico.)

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local: There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
Day 1
Activity

Spruce Ridge Llamas Adventure Treks

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Professionally guided day trips, fall-foliage treks, llama/rafting packages.

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Lunch

Moonlight Pizza and Brewpub

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A community center need only serve great pizza. We take pride in the freshness of our dough and veggies. Our dough was made today. It wasn't made in Topeka, frozen, shipped here, and warmed up.... Read More

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Hike or Mountain Bike Little Rainbow Trail

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The 4.7-mile Rainbow Trail is one of Salida's most popular and part of the Methodist Mountain Train system south of town.
Dinner

The Fritz

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Gastro-Pub? Americana Bistro? Global Cafe? Call it what you want, we call it delicious, and hopefully you will too. Sandwiches by day, Small and large plates at night. Served late so you can enjoy... Read More
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Soulcraft Brewing

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Soulcraft Brewing is a production craft brewery with onsite food container, beer garden, and tasting room with 16 taps located in Salida, Colorado.

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Lodging

Palace Hotel

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Located in Historic Downtown Salida, Colorado, alongside the banks of the Arkansas River, the renovated Palace Hotel offers boutique caliber lodging within footsteps of shopping, dining, hiking,... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

The Patio Pancake Place

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The Patio Pancake Place strives to deliver the best in wholesome breakfast & lunch fare.

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Salida Creative District

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Arkansas-Riverside Salida was named one of Outside Magazine's Top 10 Best Small Towns in 2009, and since then it's become even better! Its friendly downtown is truly a creative district, packed... Read More

Lunch

Boathouse Cantina

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We serve fresh organic and local produce and there is no doubt that you can taste the difference! Sit next to the river and sip on one of our house engineered specialty cocktails or try a local wine. Read More
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Mountain Bike the S Mountain Trail System

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S Mountain is one of the most convenient and most beautiful activities in town. Lying only a couple hundred yards within downtown, bikers and hikers can be on the trails in a matter of minutes.
Dinner

Shallots

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Upscale casual dining with an evolving menu and artisan cocktails in beautiful downtown Salida, Colorado Read More
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Wood's High Mountain Distillery

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We produce small-batch Handcrafted spirits Tenderfoot Whiskey, Alpine Rye Whiskey, Treeline Gin and "Barrel Rested" Treeline Gin, Mountain Hopped Gin and Fleur de Sureau Elderflower Liqueur! ... Read More

Lodging

Woodland Motel

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Best rates/AAA 2 Diamonds. Pets stay free! Singles to condos. High-speed. Spa. HBO. Closest motel to heart of Salida. Locally owned. Take virtual tour to see rooms/guests' comments Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Mo Burrito

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Burritos, bowls, tacos, salads, nachos, quesadillas and much more, with tasty extras like spice-ranch pickled onions, handmade salsa and more. Read More
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Independent Whitewater

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Independent Whitewater is Your Local River Connection. We offer all levels of raft trips from Class IV+ wild trips to mellow senic floats through Salida. Check out our famous Bonus Browns Canyon... Read More

Lunch

Currents Restaurant

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Currents is the place to be for steak and seafood. We offer something for every budget and taste; from steak and crab cakes to fried chicken and fresh seafood specials. Stop in and try some... Read More

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Rocky Mountain Jeep Rentals

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Travel to the high mountain lakes or traverse passes high above timberline. Step back in history to the remote mining camps of the 1800s. Rumble over narrow gauge railroad beds converted to 4x4... Read More

Dinner

Amicas

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At Amicas we transform the freshest, highest-quality ingredients into delicious pizzas, paninis; scrumptious salads; home-made desserts; and microbrews all worth traveling for. Whether you've... Read More

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Vino Salida

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Our Colorado wines are crafted in small batches from Colorado grapes and local honey. Tours and tastings are always available.

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Lodging

Browns Canyon Inn

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Pet friendly hotel in beautiful Salida, Colorado. Ranked #1 in Travelocity hotel reviews. Read More