River activities

The Arkansas River runs right through town and from June through August the river offers something for all abilities.

 

kayaking

Kayak down the Arkansas River slalom course right here in downtown Salida, Co. Take a kayaking course from RMOC or rent a kayak at River Runners Try the newest craze… duckies…inflatable kayaks for the trip of a lifetime.

Arkansas River Rafting

White-water rafting on the Arkansas River is something we all should have on our bucket list! There are some great companies in the area like White-water rafting on the Arkansas River is something we all should have on our bucket list! There are some great companies in the area like The Adventure Company, American Adventure Expeditions, 4 Corners Rafting and RMOC who have a great deal of experience and offer fantastic guided 1/2 day, full day and multi-day rafting trips. Browns Canyon is the best known trip, but try the Numbers or the Royal Gorge for something more adventurous. 

Fly Fishing Colorado

Trout fishing in the Arkansas River is world renowned and there are also great fly-fishing opportunities on some of our smaller streams. Ask about lake and pond fishing for a family fishing experience. Rod and Greg at Arkanglers have an amazing crew and know all the county’s fishing secrets and offer guided float and wade trips in the area.  

Paddle boarding

The Stand-Up Paddle Boarding craze has reached Salida and there is a fun, fairly mild, whitewater park that runs through town that is ideal for this sport. You can rent an SUP at Surf Salida downtown.