Adventures around Salida

There is So Much Fun to be had in and around Salida Hostel. Here are links to some of our favorite businesses and info for trails, guided trips, renting gear, and to eat and drink afterwards. There are also great restaurants and businesses out on the highway, but we are focusing on our fantastic Historical Downtown.

All the great trails near town, linking to the trail behind Salida Hostel
Salida Mountain Trials

Rafting on the Arkansas River
Independent Rafting

Wilderness Aware Rafting

Zipline near Salida
Captain Zipline

Guided mountain biking and shuttles including Monarch Crest
Absolute Bikes

River tubing and stand up paddle-board rentals on the Arkansas River
Surf Salida

Kayak instruction
Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

Downhill skiing at Monarch Mountain.
Monarch Ski Area

Cross country, telemark and snowshoe rentals
Salida Mountain Sports

Hot springs nearby
Hot Springs Aquatic Center

Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

Clothing optional hot springs
Valley View Hot Springs

Great places to eat downtown (walking distance from Salida Hostel) — 

Wood fired pizza and brewpub
Amica’s Pizza and Microbrewery

All-around good food and drink, with an outdoor seating area.
Currents Steaks and Seafood

Sports bar with great food, on the river
Boathouse Cantina

Good food and drink on First Street

Tiny restaurant with amazing Cambodian food
Little Cambodia

Great pizza and brewpub, great atmosphere
Moonlight Pizza and Brewpub

And drink —

Our favorite downtown places
Benson’s Tavern and Beer Pub

Victoria Tavern

not downtown but worth the ride –

Local craft beer.
Elevation Beer Company