315 E. Rainbow Blvd. - US 50
Salida, CO 81201-2701
Phone: (719) 539-5000
Fax: (719) 530-0868
Located in Salida, this unique center offers visitors the opportunity to relax in natural mineral water from a hot spring in the Rocky mountains. Established in 1937, this is the largest indoor hot spring pool facility in the state. The facility also offers swimming lessons.
Located in Salida, the Mount Shavano State Fish Hatchery is operated by the state of Colorado. The facility produces a large variety of trouts each year to populate the lakes and streams in Colorado. Visitors can tour the facility to see how the hatchery works and also feed the fish.
The significant San Isabel National Forest is primly situated in the central Colorado region in the United States. It is highly famous for its enormously heightened peaks that range over approximately 14,000 foot (4300 square meters) high, the highest point being Mount Albert. The whole forest area is spread across a vast area of 1,120,233 acres (4,533.42 square kilometers).
The Monarch Crest Tram takes visitors on a tour of the Rocky Mountains from the Monarch Pass. The ride gives breathtaking views of the mountain ranges at an altitude of 12,012 feet. The tram has a snack bar as well as a gift shop.
The Monarch Ski Area is located at a height of 11,960 feet (3,650 meters) on the Monarch Mountain. The total area on which one can ski here spreads across 800 acres (323.74 hectares). The ski area is fully equipped with the snow sporting gear which is available on rental basis. The ski resort also offers instructional programs for visitors of all ages. The ski area offers activities such as snowboarding, snow rafting and skiing. Its a perfect outdoor option to explore the beautiful snow in winters. The ski area also has dining and shopping options for the convenience of visitors. For information on rental rates and other details, please log on to their website.
The Buena Vista Public Library is normally open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and until 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.
Construction of the Grace Church began in 1888, and was completed a year later. Lannan Brothers designed this church in the Carpenter Gothic style, and it is regarded as one of the best examples of this style in Colorado. The church features wooden boards, slopping roof, and a bell tower perched atop its entrance. The interior is adorned with beautiful stained glass depicting the 14 Stations of the Cross. The church underwent renovation in 2003, however, the original architecture was retained.