HIGHLANDERS RETREAT SUBDIVISION - "Where your dreams become reality..."
 
 
 
 
 
Salida, Colorado
 
Elevation: 7080 feet
 
 
"a small town with a big heart"
 
and
 
" Gem of the Rockies"
 
 
 
Located in the Heart of the Rockies, we are surrounded by three mountain
 
ranges: Sangre De Cristo from South, Mosquito Range from the North and
 
Collegiate Peaks from West and fourteen peaks over 14,000 feet high.
 
Salida's location and relatively mild climate attracts an array of outdoor
 
enthusiast creating year round playground. Summer recreational
 
opportunities are endless: from whitewater rafting on the Arkansas River,
 
kayaking, fishing, hiking,  biking, horseback riding, jeep and gold mines
 
tours, four wheeling, hunting, Ghost Towns. Winter fun: skiing &
 
snowboarding at Monarch Ski Resort, snowmobiling, x-country skiing,
 
snowshoeing to a plunge in Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center, golf /tennis,
 
fine dining, shopping and galleries in largest historic downtown district in
 
Colorado.
 
 
 
 
 
 
In 2004, Outside Magazine named the "sweetly unpretentious town of
 
Salida" as one of the 20 "Dream Towns + Adventure Hideouts (& Sweet Land
 
Deals)"
 
          ~ Heart of the Rockies Chamber of Commerce, Salida, Colorado
 
 
 
 
Salida, Colorado seems to be a favorite top choice for living, retiring, and
 
recreating. It has been the favorite of several magazines and newspapers,
 
from the New York Times ("The Outdoors Life With No Attitude," December
 
2008) to the U.S. News and World Report Magazine ("one of the top ten
 
affordable retirement communities in the US"). In late 2008, Diversion
 
Magazine called Salida "one of the 10 best places you've never heard of," an
 
"off-the-radar" destination with lots to offer but without the Colorado resort
 
prices. A few years earlier, in 2004, Outside Magazine called it a "sweetly
 
unpretentious town" and one of 20 "Dream Towns + Adventure Hideouts (&
 
Sweet Land Deals)." Additionally, this town of about 5500 residents was
 
included in the guidebook America's 100 Best Small Art Towns.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salida's central Colorado location is both a destination and a jump off to
 
other places. Beyond the downtown exists an outdoors backyard that is
 
rich in wildlife and resources. A short drive in just about any direction will
 
place you in mountains that fold into steep canyons, accented by
 
crystalline waters and unspoiled landscapes. Fierce beauty, a mild climate,
 
and a region steeped in folklore and outdoor adventures await you.
 
 
The History of our County and the surrounding area is a rich mix of many
 
influences. The area was originally settled by the Ute Indians, for whom
 
many of the local mountain peaks are named. Chaffee County was
 
established in 1879 and named for Jerome Chaffee, Colorado's first United
 
States Senator and local investor.
 
 
Early in its history the area experienced an influx of explorers, miners,
 
railroad expansionists, farmers and ranchers. The influence of each has
 
dwindled over the years, but their mark in the history of the area is evident
 
throughout the valley.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Salida is centrally located in Colorado, making it an easy
 
destination to get to and from during your Colorado Adventure:
 
 
 
- Alamosa, CO 80  
 
- Aspen, CO 88
 
- Buena Vista, CO 23
 
- Canon City, CO 52
 
- Central City, CO 151
 
- Colorado Springs, CO 90
 
- Del Norte, CO 82
 
- Delta, CO 120
 
- Denver, CO 159
 
 - Durango, CO 194
 
- Estes Park, CO 205
 
 
 
- Estes Park, CO 205
 
- Glenwood Springs, CO 131
 
- Grand Junction, CO 162
 
- Gunnison, CO 58
 
- La Junta, CO 156
 
- Leadville, CO 56
 
- Mesa Verde National Park 241
 
- Pueblo, CO 100
 
- Santa Fe, NM 198
 
- Trinidad, CO 161
 
                       - Walsenburg, CO 120
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
           You can read full story and find more helpful materials and articles

about this amazing little town by visiting Salida's website as well as Heart of the

Rockies Chamber of Commerce website ( links provided on separate page)
 
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