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Christmas Mountain

Move over, New York City. Salida’s got something even better – higher and brighter—than the lighting of the tree in Rockefeller Center. How about a 750 foot tall Christmas tree? Not just a tree either; it’s a whole Christmas Mountain. Locals say it’s the world’s largest Christmas tree with the magical power to transform Salida into […]

Duke the Loyal Dog

Salida’s legendary loyal Duke accounts the tale of a silky black curly-coated spaniel with drooping ears and a friendly face who, in the late-1800s, was locally renowned for greeting railroad passengers at the Salida rail yard. The Salida rail yard served travelers along the Rio Grande and Denver-bound train lines. Duke, also referred to as […]


Located at 135 F St., in the heart of downtown Salida, CO, people can see the “ghost sign” of a historic bakery. Along the red brick wall of the building, a classic western font in all capital letters reads: ENTERPRISE BAKERY. The origins of this bakery date back to the late 1880s. On December 7, […]

Retire in Salida

Retire in Salida

Want to retire in Salida?  A recent study by Smart-Asset listed Salida in the top three places to retire in Colorado.  The New York financial and technology company based the information on tax friendliness, recreational and social opportunities for seniors, and availability of medical care. Littleton and Englewood ranked first and second respectively. Numbers that […]

Mumford & Sons Headlines Salida event.

Mumford & Sons will be headlining the Salida music festival on August 21 and 22. Tickets for the Gentlemen of the Road Stopover in Salida, Colorado go on sale Friday, March 6th at 10AM MST exclusively at Tickets are $199 with no additional services charges or fees. Only two-day passes are available. On-site camping within […]