Colorado Jeep & 4WD
Salida & Monarch Jeeping & ATV/UTV 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 E of Salida. Full RV hookups on level, grassy sites by the Arkansas River. 3 mountain resort cabins. Open 4 Seasons! $AVE MONEY, LONGER STAY! Multi-night discounts.
Pick your Season, adventures all year! RIDE THE DIVIDE! Play in Rocky Mountains near Salida, Monarch and Buena Vista. Snowmobile or ATV, guided tours or unguided rentals. Spectacular Fall Color Tours.
Serving Salida and Buena Vista: Jeep rentals and trail maps. Anderson's will get you off the beaten path to play in the Collegiate Peaks. New 2017: Jeep Guided Tours: Private mines and rock hounding claims.
Diverse Rental Fleet of motor sport recreational vehicles: ATVs, Side-by-Sides, Jeeps, Motorcycles. ARK Valley Motor Sport knows the Collegiate Peaks Trails. After your ride stop for BBQ at The Fox Den Bar.
Creekside offers luxury cabin and chalets near Monarch Mountain Ski Area. -- Year Round Outdoor Adventure! We are PET FRIENDLY! Full kitchen, open living room, WI-FI, gas fireplace and private hot tub.
More Activities & Information
Buena Vista Area, Colorado includes: Johnson Village, Nathrop, St. Elmo
Salida, Colorado includes: Howard, Monarch, Poncha Springs