Salida Mountain Biking

Salida, CO is one of those special places left in the world: authentic small town charm, legit big mountain fun, set picturesquely on the mighty Arkansas River with adventure waiting at every turn. Whether you’re here to enjoy the Monarch Crest Trail, Canyon Creek or the 30+ miles of local trails adjacent to downtown, Salida, Colorado, has you covered. And either way you ride, you end up near an award winning brewery, epic pizzerias, coffee shops to pick you up for another round and stellar bike shops to keep your gear moving. Plus, the river play park, located right downtown, is a great way to cool off after a long ride, perfectly located just behind a great bike shop and restaurant! Salida, CO is a family friendly vacation destination with a welcoming local scene.

Local Tip: with growing popularity, some visitors mistakenly shy away from local trails to avoid traffic; lucky for everyone, that is rarely an issue and often, you’ll make friends with the locals who’ll give you the honest low-down on food and nightlife.

Hundreds of miles of trail, both local and alpine
Home to: Elevation Beer Company, Vino Salida Winery and Woods High Mountain Distillery
Camping available near town (no in-town camping allowed)
Stellar food scene, everything from burgers to pho, pizza to farm fresh salads
Local Farmers Market every Saturday in Alpine Park, downtown

Salida Mountain Biking

  • The Woodland Motel

    Type: Motel
    Location: West of downtown Salida
    Address: 903 W. 1st St, Salida CO 81201
    Contact: 719 539 4980

    The Woodland Motel, a longtime establishment in Salida, is quaint, tidy and has a great location, pet and kid friendly, with easy parking options and access to new town trails that roll along... Read More ›

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  • The Simple Lodge and Hostel

    Type: Hostel
    Location: Downtown Salida
    Address: 224 E. 1st St, Salida CO 81201
    Contact: 719 650 7381

    The Simple Lodge and Hostel, was created by a fellow cycling enthusiast nearly a decade ago and has since flourished into a staple for mountain bikers, Tour Dividers and passer bys alike, with... Read More ›

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  • Vacation Rentals: Valley-wide

    Type: Vacation Rental
    Location: Salida to Beuna Vista
    Address: Property Specific
    Contact: 800 539 0133

    Colorado Mountain Vacations, longtime residents of Salida and Colorado, Pam and Steve have some of the best vacation rental properties in the Valley, with a very user friendly website, you can... Read More ›

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  • Little Red Hen

    Type: Breakfast and Lunch
    Location: Downtown Salida
    Address: 302 G St, Salida CO 81201
    Contact: (719) 539-2401

    Little Red Hen, breakfast and lunch, fresh baked goodness every day, they sell out early so be there early, you won’t regret it.

    Sit down or to-go, limited menu, indoor and patio... Read More ›

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  • The Fritz

    Type: Lunch and Dinner
    Location: Downtown
    Address: 113 E. Sackett Ave, Salida CO 81201
    Contact: 719 539 0364

    The Fritz, lunch and dinner, small plates and big burgers, must get the Truffle Fries!, great craft cocktails and excellent selection of beer, bike parking... Read More ›

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  • Amicas Pizza

    Type: Pizzeria
    Location: Downtown Salida
    Address: 136 E. 2nd St, Salida CO 81201
    Contact: 719 539 5219

    Amicas Pizza, lunch and dinner, wood fired brick oven pizza with local ingredients and a conscience, crazy good salads, use the homemade spicy oil on everything!

    Sit down or to-go, indoor... Read More ›

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  • Little Cambodia

    Type: Thai
    Location: Downtown Salida
    Address: 135 N. F St, Salida CO 81201
    Contact: 719 539 6599

    Little Cambodia, lunch and dinner, fresh and flavorful Cambodian and Thai food, daily specials, part of the Victoria Bar so you can get cocktails.

    Sit down or to-go, indoor and... Read More ›

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  • Woods High Mountain Distillery

    Type: Distillery
    Location: Salida
    Address: 114 W. 1st St, Salida CO 81201
    Contact: 719 207 4315

    Woods High Mountain Distillery, tasting room and bar, craft cocktails, locally sourced ingredients, often offer live music and events; be warned: drink here the day of the ride, not the night... Read More ›

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  • HubBub Brewery

    Type: Brewery
    Location: Salida
    Address: 248 W. Rainbow Blvd (HWY 50), Salida CO 81201
    Contact: 719 539 5428

    HubBub Brewery, a brand new brewery with decades of experience, everyone in town is excited about the evolution of HubBub... Read More ›

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  • Benson’s Tavern and Beer Garden

    Type: Tavern
    Location: Downtown Salida
    Address: 128 N. F St, Salida CO 81201
    Contact: 719 539 9391

    Benson’s Tavern and Beer Garden, bar with food, one of the best hangouts in town, Bensons is in the heart of downtown with a sunny patio, lots of live music and an airstream trailer to... Read More ›

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  • Heart of the Rockies RV & Tent Campground

    Type: RV & Tent Campground
    Location: 10 miles west of Salida
    Address: 16105 W Hwy 50 (Rainbow Blvd), Salida, CO 81201
    Contact: 719 539 4051

    Heart of the Rockies RV & Tent Campground, a RV park with 45 sites and 25 tent sites. Great amenities include free wireless internet, community room, convenience store, playground, laundry,... Read More ›

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  • Bear Creek and the Rainbow Trail, aka County Road 101

    Type: Dispersed Camping
    Location: County Road 101
    Address: County Road 101 past the cattle guard

    Bear Creek and the Rainbow Trail (aka County Road 101) is not only stellar riding but it’s also Forest Service property so there is dispersed camping throughout County Road 101 past the... Read More ›

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  • Cottonwood Trailhead

    Type: Dispersed Camping
    Location: Cottonwood Trailhead
    Address: County Road 173 to left turn on County Road 181 to Trailhead

    Cottonwood Trailhead, tent/dispersed camping at Cottonwood trailhead is only ideal if you have a shuttle in place to bring you home as you are camping at the beginning of an awesome, flowy fun... Read More ›

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  • Yolo Clothing

    Type: Clothing
    Location: Downtown Salida
    Address: 100 F St, Salida CO 81201
    Contact: 719 539 2150

    Yolo Clothing is owned by one of the most epic mountain bike chicks to ever step foot in Salida who just so happens to be chic, fashionable and fun, this is an amazing place to shop while in... Read More ›

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  • Sunshine Market

    Type: Health Food Store
    Location: Downtown Salida
    Address: 211 N. F St., Salida CO 81201
    Contact: 719 539 7735

    Sunshine Market, is a locally-owned natural apothecary and health food store, conveniently located downtown, with everything from raw ride food to refreshing bottled drinks and... Read More ›

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  • Saturday Farmers Market

    Type: Farmers Market
    Location: Downtown Salida
    Address: Alpine Park between 4th and 5th Streets and F and E Streets in downtown Salida.

    Saturday Farmers Market, 9am – 1pm, highlights Salida’s local food scene, with a variety of fresh, delicious locally grown and crafted vegetables, fruits, baked goods, coffees and other... Read More ›

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  • Salida Mountain Trails

    Type: Singletrack
    Location: Just outside of town
    Address: Salida Mountain Trails

    The Salida Mountain Trail (SMT) system is a stacked loop design, built entirely by local volunteers, with the more challenging trails higher in altitude and farther out from the trailheads.... Read More ›

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  • Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center

    Type: Guided Mountain Biking
    Location: Salida
    Address: 14825 HWY 285, Salida CO 81201
    Contact: 719 539 2420

    Rocky Mountain Outdoor Center, located between Salida and Buena Vista, offers guided mountain biking adventures in and around the area, including Adventure Weekends with rock climbing, rafting... Read More ›

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