Salida is approximately 70 miles (113 kilometers) away from Aspen and about 70 miles (113 kilometers) from Steamboat Springs.
Salida is not the only place in Southwest Colorado worth exploring; visitors can also take a day trip or two to experience the charms of the surrounding scenery, cities and cultural attractions. Two places within a relatively short distance of Salida are Buena Vista, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the south, and Sargents, 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east.
About 65 miles (105 kilometers) to the northwest of Salida is Aspen, a regional city which is home to Aspen Center for Environmental Studies at Hallam Lake, Independence Pass and Wheeler Opera House. Buttermilk Mountain Ski Area, West Buttermilk Express Ski Lift and Maroon Lake are just a sample of the other visitor attractions in Aspen.
Part the mists of time during your stay in Southwest Colorado. Make the time to visit one of the archeological sites for which the area is known.
If you think the perfect vacation is maxing-out your heart rate in wild places, then join one of the many mountain climbing or rock climbing experiences the area around Salida has to offer. There are times when the best way to understand a place is by using the knowledge of the locals. The region offers a number of guided nature walks and winery tours.
For many, the world is a book and those who don't spend time traveling read only a page. So book your journey and make the most of the adventures to be had in Southwest Colorado.