- TripBuzz found 49 things to do with kids in or near Salida, Colorado, including 34 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Buena Vista, Nathrop and Canon City.
- From Granite Mountain Outfitters to Rocky Mountain Mini Golf, the Salida area offers 32 different types of family activities, including: Rafting, Scenic Drives, Off Road & ATV and Ziplines.
- Located in the heart of Colorado's Rocky Mountains is the city of Salida. An outdoor lovers dream, the riverfront town has many recreational opportunities for the thrill seeker. From fishing and hunting, to horseback riding and hiking, locals and tourists can enjoy the natural surroundings. The city also offers a diverse cultural and artistic landscape through its many museums and galleries.
Within Gunnison City Park, visitors can enjoy lesuirely strolls and family picnics. There are multiple areas shaded by trees and furnished with picnic tables as well as a separate play area for kids which includes slides and rock climbing.
Named after the explorer John W. Gunnison, Gunnison National Forest features the Black Canyon with multiple hiking trails around it and the Taylor Resrvoir which is good for fishing as well as a number of campsites which offer occasional wildlife sightings.