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Huts and yurts provide winter experience

Huts and yurts are favorite ways to visit the backcountry.  The 10th Mountain Division Huts manages 34 backcountry huts. They range from cabins located within a few miles of a trailhead to backcountry shelters that are many miles from any other signs of civilization. Huts are reached by backcountry skiing, and intermediate to advance skills […]

Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center

The Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center has re-0pened after undergoing two months of renovations.    The Aquatic Center offers a large 25-meter pool at 84-86 degrees, private soaking pools and a smaller, hotter soaking and play pool. The Aquatic Center uses natural hot springs water that comes into the pools at 114 degrees. Regular admission is […]

Historic Salida

Salida is home to the largest “Historic District” in the State of Colorado. Historic Salida has been preserved beautifully.  The following photos are of Salida’s downtown area. Salida Downtown Historic District is Bounded by Arkansas River, former narrow gauge railroad right-of-way, 3rd & D Sts., National Register 6/14/1984, 5CF.406                   […]

Salida Spartan Football

The Upper Arkansas Valley rivalry between the Salida Spartan and Buena Vista Demon Football is continuing on Friday night.  Kickoff is at 7:00 p.m. Enjoy a tailgate dinner from 5:00 to 6:30. The menu is pulled pork sandwich, chips and a drink for $7.00.  Can’t attend?  You are in luck, the game will be broadcast […]

Shoulder Season in the Upper Arkansas River Valley

  The Upper Arkansas River Valley has received a significant snow storm before mid-October.  The grass is still green and the trees are changing in town, but woke up to snow covered peaks on Saturday.  Even had a few flakes in town over the weekend.  The shoulder season in Chaffee County is full of activities. We […]

Monarch Vacation Rental

Monarch Vacation Rental are a great way to travel in the winter.  We have listed this gem just 5 minutes from Monarch Ski and Snowboard Area. The Colorado Secluded Mountain Home has beautiful mountain views of the San Isabel National Forest, this spacious, secluded three-bedroom-plus-loft/two-bath home sleeps ten in comfort and luxury. Located 15 miles […]

10 Reasons to Stay another Day in Salida

I was perusing NowThisIsColorado.com and found the following 10 reasons to stay another day in Salida.  This list includes some simple daily pleasures the locals can take for granted. 10.  Bicycle or drive the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway that runs for miles, north, south, east and west. This is one of the best ways to […]

Rocky Mountain Fall Colors

  Today is a marvelous day in the Rocky Mountains. It is perfect indian summer weather with clear blue skies and changing leaves. We wanted to share some photos from Marshall Pass just outside Salida in the Heart of the Rockies!  

Salida featured in 5280 Magazine

Salida is getting some love from 5280 Magazine.  It states that there really is not a bad time to visit centrally located Salida.  The publication featured a list of things to do in Salida in its October edition. Among the many activities and eateries recommended, visiting the Ploughboy Market made the top of the list […]

Salida Spartan Booster

  Wes Hill & Associates is proud to be a Salida Spartan Booster.  We support our local scholars and athletes through the Spartan Booster Club.  Salida School District has a full slate of activities for our youth.  We have a new stadium for football with an all weather track for the runners.  The Ben Oswald soccer […]