Colorado Jeep & 4WD
Salida & Monarch Jeeping & ATV Trails
With countless passes and trails open to off-roaders, the area surrounding Salida & Monarch is ideal for ATV and four-wheel drive enthusiasts. Located in the Arkansas River Valley, the area is bounded by three mountain ranges - the Sawatch Range to the northwest, the Sangre de Cristo Range to the south, and the Mosquito Range to the north. The combination of flat and rocky surfaces offers trails and roads for riders of any skill level. And, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, the region has earned the nickname "The Banana Belt." The mild climate allows for off-roading and other outdoor sports almost year-round.
Nearby towns offer plenty to do besides four-wheeling, too. Poncha Springs has 99 hot springs to relax in after a long day of hitting the trails. Rafting outfitters along the Arkansas River can give vacationers a taste of whitewater. And, a few miles to the east, Salida and Buena Vista have historic shops, lodging and restaurants.
For complete Jeeping & ATV Information near Salida & Monarch Contact:
Salida Ranger District
325 West Rainbow Blvd.
Salida, Colorado 81201
Places to Stay & Fun Things to Do
In the Heart of the Rockies, 2 miles east of Salida. Full RV hookups on level, grassy sites by the churning Arkansas River. 3 mountain cabins. Open all year. $AVE MONEY, LONGER STAY! Multi-night discounts.
Ride the Divide! Snowmobile or ATV, guided or unguided, rentals or tours. Pick your Season, adventures all year. Spectacular Fall Color Tours. Play the rocky mountains near Salida, Monarch and Buena Vista.
Serving Salida and Buena Vista areas: Jeep or pop-up camping rentals -- No need to tow your camper across the country; Anderson will. Plan a guided Jeep tour with Over the Top Jeep Adventures, sister co.
More Activities & Information
Buena Vista Area, Colorado includes: Johnson Village, Nathrop, St. Elmo
Salida, Colorado includes: Howard, Monarch, Poncha Springs