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