Salida, Colorado | The area was originally settled by the Ute Indians, for whom many of the local mountain peaks are named. Early in its history, the area experienced an influx of explorers, miners, railroad expansionists, farmers, and ranchers. The influence of each has dwindled over the years, but their mark in the history of the Salida and central Colorado area is evident throughout the valley. Today, the region is known for its stunning beauty; the dozen or so 14,000-foot mountain peaks of the Rocky Mountains; the Arkansas River; and a host of other attributes that, all combined, have labeled this region as a must-see for tourists and a dream location for retirees.


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The Mountain Mail

‘Angel and the Eagles’ Two bald eagles perch on a cottonwood branch with the Saguache…

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Colorado features the Rocky mountains, pine trees, and one of the state's nicknames; "Colorful Colorado." Colorado became the 38th state in 1876.

Colorado is the 8th most extensive and the 21st most populous of the 50 United States. The United States Census Bureau estimates that the population of Colorado was 5,540,545 on July 1, 2016.