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The Mountain Goat Lodge is your gateway to Colorado adventure travel.

Arkansas River rafting is one of Salida’s most popular summer adventure activities.  A number of professional outfitters in Salida offer whitewater rafting trips in all difficulties and lengths.

Monarch Mountain Ski Resort is Salida’s nearest offering of the most popular winter activity in Colorado.  Whether you prefer downhill skiing, snowcat skiing, or snowboarding, Monarch Mountain offers some of the best skiing in Colorado.  New to the sport?  Stop in for fun ski lessons!

Make the Colorado 14ers your climbing destination to take on the challenge of Colorado’s 14,000’+ mountains!  Colorado has fifty-eight 14ers waiting to be climbed. But be prepared for your trip by fully acclimating yourself to the altitude, train hard in preparation for hiking in the thin air, and start your 14ers hike early in the day to avoid afternoon storms.  Also, bring plenty of water and a few antacids to combat altitude sickness.


Other area attractions include:
Award-winning gold medal fly fishing on the Arkansas River
» Mountain biking
» Kayaking
» Hiking
» Camping
» Hunting
» Four-wheeling
» ATV riding
» Hot-air ballooning
» Geocaching

» Fine Dining
» Soaking in one of the nearby hot springs
» Horseback riding
» Photography
» Shopping
» Ghost Towns
» Golfing
» Zip-line
» Rock Hounding


All-Season Adventures
All Season Rentals Snowmobile & ATV Adventures will gear you up for an exhilarating mountain experience. Snowmobile rentals and ATV rentals & tours will take you into the backcountry of Colorado where you will experience breathtaking views, historic ghost towns, and an overall unforgettable trip. Let their experienced guides take you and your family on a half or full day tour of the Colorado High Country, or take a self-guided tour.

Fly Fishing Guides:
ArkAnglers is the premier guide service on the Arkansas River in Colorado, offering:
Full-service fly shops;
A guide staff of fly fishing professionals;
Permits for high mountain lakes and streams;
Miles of private water;
The flexibility and knowledge to customize our trips to meet your needs!

"Colorado Fly Fishing Guides" are certified, registered, insured and bonded Colorado Fishing Outfitters with permits for the Arkansas River, South Platte River, Spinney, Eleven Mile and Clear Creek Reservoirs, and other areas being added on a regular basis. They have waders, rods, and reels for rent if you need them.

Whitewater Rafting:
We highly recommend Independent Rafting and they are located just 1 mile north of the Mountain Goat Lodge!
Whether it's Scenic Salida Floats, advanced whitewater or the longest 1/2 day trip through the Browns Canyon National Monument, they have a trip to fit your needs. Experience the difference local Salida ownership and 35 years of experience makes. Wiley and Mike invite you to spend the day with them on any of our great rafting trips led by our experienced and highly trained guides. They are a local, family owned company in Salida, Colorado with a strong dedication to safety and good old-fashioned American fun. Give them a call today to book the right rafting trip for you and your whole family or group!


Mountain Goat Lodge
9582 U.S. 285 N, Salida, CO 81201-9555
Local Phone: 719-539-7173
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