Winter Getaway to Adventure in Salida

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Drive across snow drifts atop a fat bike or snowmobile or take off down a hill on a tube. Whichever you choose, Salida offers visitors a winter getaway fit for adventurers.

Itinerary Tip
Backcountry Safety

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.

Sustainability Activity
Give Back

Feel like donating or volunteering? Check out this list of area locations to give back to Salida.

Insider's Tip
Road Conditions

Remember to stay safe and use caution. Road conditions and weather can change rapidly and frequently. Call 511 when traveling in and out of the area or use this site for information on roads.

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Activity
Tubing at Monarch Mountain

Take a break from the slopes and go snow tubing down one of the hills at Monarch Tubing Park.

Lunch
Sidewinder Saloon
The Sidewinder Saloon at Monarch Mountain features full-service sitdown dining, locally crafted beer and spirits, and a full menu. We are famous for…
Activity
Monarch Snowmobile Tours & Rentals
Join Monarch Snowmobile Tours and Rentals and ride where the snow is. We have guided tours of varied lengths through the snow-capped winter…
Dinner
Grimo's Italian Restaurant
Authentic Italian food, homemade soups and sauces. Great wines, mixed drinks and beer to help you wash it all down. Established in 1985. Family owned…
Activity
Vino Salida

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

Lodging
Poncha Lodge

The Poncha Lodge Motel is located in the historic town of Poncha Springs. Only 15 minutes away from one of the greatest ski resorts in Colorado,…

Day
2
Breakfast
The Patio Pancake Place

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

Activity
Monarch Dog Sled Rides

We offer thrilling dog sled rides through the beautiful San Isabel National Forest. Tours can last from 1.25 hours to 3 hours. Come learn about…

Lunch
Little Red Hen Bakery

European-inspired breads that we bake daily in our conventional indoor ovens, as well as biscotti, granola, Scottish shortbread, scones, muffins,…

Activity
Salida Creative District

Visit the many art galleries in Salida's Certified Creative District.

Dinner
Currents Restaurant

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…

Activity
146 Taphouse
We offer 40 self-serve beer and wine taps. We also carry canned wines, mixed drinks and bottled wines. Live music.
Lodging
The Manhattan Hotel
The Manhattan Hotel offers the only boutique hotel on the banks of the beautiful Arkansas River. Located in the heart of downtown Salida, you are…
Day
3
Breakfast
Café Dawn

Cafe Dawn offers a delicious cup of coffee, great service and a relaxing space to read a book or meet up with friends. We are dedicated to…

Activity
Buena Vista Mountain Adventures

We lead trips and educational courses for all levels of outdoor enthusiasts and specialize in the winter adventures that make Colorado a world…

Lunch
Sweetie's Sandwich Shop
Hot and cold sandwiches, salads, seasonal soups, sweets, soft serve and more.
Activity
Go Fat Biking

Fat bike Cottonwood Pass. Cottonwood Pass is closed to automobiles during the winter and hundreds of miles of road is groomed by the Buena Vista Snowdrifters Snowmobile Club.

Dinner
50 Burger Shakes & Beer
Our menu is created with the highest quality ingredients. Custom-blended brisket burgers, turkey burgers, grilled chicken, fresh fish, salads and…
Activity
Split Happens Bowling Center
A well-established bowling alley, bowling center, full-service bar and lounge, and much more.
Lodging
Silver Ridge Lodge
Quiet, clean, local family-owned lodge. Convenience/hospitality.