The Bonfire at 50 Burger in Salida features a towering pile of onion rings and fried jalapeños as well as blue cheese and red chile sauce.
Two weeks ago, my family and I cruised into Salida for a quick getaway. The water-obsessed city—the Arkansas River flows right through town—is roughly three-hours away from Denver by car, which is just far-flung enough to feel like you’ve really gotten away.
As we drove down Rainbow Boulevard (...
July 20 2016, 9:11 AM
The old nursurey rhyme got it backwards—perhaps it's the spring flowers that bring summer showers. At least that's the case for this storm rolling over the fields and blooms outside of Salida, captured by photographer Lucy Beaugard. Hopefully the clouds clear out for whatever the rain brings (...
July 23 2015, 12:15 PM
—Morgan Rachel Levy
Having poured everything into Dam Nation: How Water Shaped the West and Will Determine its Future (a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Award), Stephen Grace figured that—at least when it came to water—he was dry. But then filmmaker Jim Havey asked him to write the script for a...
—Photo by Gary Nichols
The solitude, unmatched beauty and adrenaline-inducing activities of the Arkansas Valley draw people from around the globe to the quaint Colorado town of Salida.
If these weren't reasons enough to visit, the unique town’s burgeoning art community is. Salida is full of sculptors, painters,...
June 17 2015, 9:30 AM
There may be no “I” in team, but there’s a whole lot of it in Salida’s year-old Captain Zipline Aerial Adventure Park. Unlike a team-building ropes course, aerial adventure parks are larger and more complex, designed to be self-guided using a smart belay system that attaches participants to fixed...
Image courtesy of Barley's Angels
With all of the fantastic suds right here in Denver, it seems silly to leave the city in search of craft brews. But a few months ago, Barley’s Angels, a women’s craft beer education group, realized that there was a demand for beer-centric field trips. “The idea to do a beer travel program...
May 20 2015, 10:30 AM
—Image courtesy of the Cripple Creek Marketing Events Department
Sure, people from all over the world are heading to Vail and Beaver Creek during the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships, taking place through February 15, but that doesn't mean you have to. If you’d rather not deal with the traffic and the crowds, here are some other great options to...
February 5 2015, 1:30 PM
Why we love it: Views of the quiet Arkansas River Valley make you feel like you’re watching a diorama.
When to go: The waterfall won’t be quite as spectacular in autumn, but landscape views en route make it worth the trek.
For me, traveling used to be focused on getting from...
September 23 2014, 2:15 PM