A Two-Day Winter Trip to Central Colorado Rockies is a ‘Staycation’ Getaway


We all need a pick-me-up sometimes, especially when the dull-drum of winter really sets in. Being just a few hours drive from bustling Denver, the quaint mountain towns of Buena Vista and Salida Colorado provide a great outlet for that romantic yet adventurous ‘staycation’ getaway.

No matter if you choose to stay in historic art-filled Salida or in trending Buena Vista, both these Colorado Mountain towns are at the epicenter of all things you love about the Colorado outdoors.

From either town center, find yourself minutes from energizing year-round hiking and mountain biking ventures along the scenic Eastern edge of the valley.


The Western slope is where you stoke the fire through winter sports such as alpine skiing local Monarch Mountain, snowshoeing the Sawatch Mountains, cross country skiing and snowmobiling closed ATV roads.




To regenerate with a sense of adventure, there’s a zipline course and aerial adventure park just East of Salida, as well as horseback rides near Mount Princeton, both open year-round and proven bonding quests.





If a little rest and relaxation is what you crave to realign your love spirits, then take a dip at one of three natural geothermic Hot Springs found in the valley. Both Cottonwood Hot Springs, near Buena Vista, and Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort, between Buena Vista and Salida, offer full spa services in addition to public soaking hot spring pools.




With as many accommodation choices in Buena Vista and Salida as there are activity options, choose from budget-friendly to stylish boutique rooms to rest with your loved one for the night. No matter where you stay, views of the Collegiate Peaks will inspire, rejuvenate and open your heart.