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Hot tubs, modern kitchens, and walls of windows make the accommodations of Salida delightful. Potbelly stoves or impressive fireplaces are welcomed when snow covers the ground. Rare greenhouses and gazebos offer guests an experience off the beaten path. From spiraling stairs indoors to private lily ponds outdoors, this is an exceptional vacation destination.
The Continental Divide Trail runs parallel to the Arkansas River with myriad trails for mountain and road bikes. Scenic routes through cities such as Twin Lakes have flora and fauna showcased by the most 14,000 feet mountains in the country. Salida serves as a way station for cross country bike rides and annual festivals including the Banana Belt Mountain Bike Loop Race. The Colorado Trail is another route for outdoor enthusiasts to tackle with spectacular day trips.
The clean air and water of Salida can be savored at a several venues such as Captain Zip Line Aerial Adventure Park, various hot springs, and along the Arkansas River. Long and short getaways are filled with adventures that will beckon a repeat performance.
During the gold rush, this territory was a hot bed of activity with towns springing up daily. Infamous examples of ghost towns include St. Elmo, Vicksburg, Turret, and others. A tour will expose the lifestyle challenges miners experienced. Each location can be reached by biking or hiking along the continental divide. They still draw rock hounds that dig for aquamarine and other crystals. Mount Antero is a favorite mining destination of most tourists.
Vacationers relish any season in this part of the country. This is due to the plethora of activities available from fishing to skiing. Pack according to the season with plenty of sweaters and coats in the colder months starting in early October. Shorts, tees, and hats will serve travelers well from late May until the end of the summer.
RVs are a popular way to reach this idyllic destination. A bevy of parks offer amenities including Wi-Fi. Rental and personal vehicles including SUVs with four-wheel capability are also a nice option. Denver is the nearest international airport at 170 miles away, while Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport is only 66.