Salida (Colorado)

Downtown Salida.

Salida is a town in south central Colorado. The nearby, smaller town of Poncha Springs is also treated in this article.

Get in

The Salida airport is for civil aviation and charter flights, and has no commercial service. The nearest airports with commercial service are in Pueblo and Colorado Springs some 100 miles to the east; Denver, slightly more distant, is a major air hub. Salida is on US 50, while Poncha Springs is on US 285. Both of these roads go over fairly high passes near town, to the west and south respectively; Poncha Pass on 285 is usually open through the winter except immediately after snowstorms, while higher Monarch Pass on 50 can take longer to re-open after it snows. Chains or 4WD are useful when driving in this area in the winter. Travel time from western metro Denver to Salida is approximately 2-1/2 hours. To get the latest travel information visit the official website for Salida.


The Sawatch Range.




Go next

Routes through Salida

Grand Junction Gunnison  W  E  Cañon City Pueblo

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