Salida is located in the heart of the Rockies. The Sawatch Range, the Arkansas River and Monarch Mountain surround this hamlet of a town. Charming, friendly, artistic and historic — there’s plenty to keep visitors busy throughout the year in this mountain community.
Salida is the county seat of Chaffee County and its largest city, with a population of approximately 5,300. The city is the service, supply, and tourism center for the Upper Arkansas Valley. Salida Colorado is a REAL Colorado mountain town. Beautifully nestled between the Sangre de Cristo and Sawatch Mountain ranges, this central Colorado Historic downtown at 7,000 feet elevation boasts a liveliness driven by artistic minds and outdoor enthusiasts.
via Colorful Colorado