Apres spots in Salida are easy to find. Wind down from your hard day skiing or snowboarding or whatever with a locally crafted beer at one of our breweries, or a fancy drink at one of our distilleries. If you’d like to take relaxing up a notch, check out one of our hot springs.


Elevation Brewing Company

Conveniently located in Poncha Springs between Salida and Monarch Mountain, award winning Elevation Brewing Company has quickly become one of the premier craft brewing destinations in Colorado.  Hopefully you’ve taken advantage of the onsite carpool  lot and will find yourself here after a day of skiing. Sample one of the many “green to double black” rated beers (based on ski run ratings), and grab a quick bite at the Kalamata Pit food truck around back.

Warm Up at a Hot Springs Pool

The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center is conveniently located and open to the public seven days a week.  Families with small children will love the zero depth entry pool and for those with energy to spare, an adjacent lap pool is available.  For a more quiet and relaxed experience, try one of the private soaking tubs and changing rooms. Don’t swim?  The center offers ping-pong and a newly updated playground just outside.


Find the Perfect Gift!

Downtown Salida is one of Colorado’s largest historic districts and it’s filled with inspiring galleries, unique shops, and fashionable boutiques. Free parking around town will allow you to easily wander the sidewalks and pop into your favorite store on a whim. Salida has also been recently recognized as a Colorado Creative District, meaning the whole town is dedicated to the arts.  Everywhere you look, you’ll see evidence of this distinguished honor.

Enjoy Our Libations Loop!

The craft distilling industry is picking up steam in small towns all across the country and Salida is no exception. Wood’s Distillery is a fun, relaxed place to enjoy a delicious handcrafted cocktail made from their own whiskey or gin. Grab a seat at the bar for a local chat or usher your friends to the couch and relive your awesome day.

See a Show!

The Steamplant Event Center positioned right downtown along the Arkansas River hosts a variety of entertaining events throughout the year.  Check the calendar for dates on films, public speakers, theater, art exhibits, and live music. Theater seating with access to wine and beer sales provide a comfortable place to unwind. When the show is over, take a stroll along the paved river trail while you contemplate the next day’s adventure.