Come summer in Colorado, the mountain towns are touting music festivals, wildflowers, hiking, and camping. Near the headwaters of the Arkansas River, Salida and Buena Vista stand apart from these other Rocky Mountain destinations. During the summer months, the upper Arkansas Valley swells with anglers, rafters, kayakers, and more water seekers, taking advantage of large trout populations or whitewater parks that run right through town.
In Buena Vista, the South Main development has a brand new Surf Hotel and restaurant overlooking the river. In Salida, a more established water scene intersperses bars and restaurants with gear and gift shops along the “shore.” Here are 15 places to drink and dine during a day surfing Colorado.Read More