Dozens of easy to drive to trailheads and campgrounds provide the launching off point to a nearly endless selection of adventures limited only by interest, time and energy. Choose to summit a 14,000-foot peak, aka 14ers, or meander along on day or multi-day hike on famous trail systems like the Colorado Trail that traverses along the entire county.
Go to the us Forest service building in Salida or visit their website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/psicc/about-forest/districts/?cid=fsm9_032697
As its reputation grows, the Arkansas River is luring anglers to one of the healthiest self sustaining wild brown trout fisheries in the country with an unparalleled fly fishing season from March through October. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, you can enjoy yourself on the river
To buy a fishing license or state park pass online, you can go to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website:
The Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area Has Over 150 Miles of Rafting. From Salida to Canon City, Colorado, there are many whitewater rafting towns located on the Arkansas River. The Arkansas River is the most popular whitewater rafting river in Colorado.