About The Salida Area

Salida, Colorado, is located in South Central Colorado in the beautiful Arkansas River Valley. Simple Lodge & Hostel provides lodging for the Monarch Crest Trail, Salida Mountain Trails mountain biking system, Monarch Mountain Ski Area and whitewater rafting of the Arkansas River. There are fifteen mountains above 14,000’ and four wilderness areas surrounding Salida. While there is abundant snow in the mountains there is a year around sunny climate in the valley.

We have the largest historic district in all of Colorado. Our town is centered around the river and there are plenty of shops, restaurants and galleries in downtown. The community is vibrant and one of a kind. Come stay and play!