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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:
Wilderness Aware Rafting offers whitewater rafting trips for all skill levels, including families.  Some facts about Wilderness Aware Rafting include: 
» Rated  #1 on Trip Advisor!
» Twice named 'Colorado Company of the Year!'
» Outstanding safety record - we're proud to have one of the best safety records in the industry.
» Elite handpicked guides - the most entertaining and highly trained professionals on the river
» Customer comment cards - your daily feedback allows us to assure you the quality and service you deserve from Colorado’s premier outfitter.
» Renewable Energy Industry Leader.
» Helpful, knowledgeable and friendly office staff.
» New 17-acre headquarters on the banks of America's most popular rafting river - the Arkansas!
» 1st-class amenities - clean rest rooms, retail store, and licensed food preparation facilities.
» Top-of-the-line equipment including two-way radios and satellite phones for increased safety.
» Mouth-watering meals on the river and a free continental breakfast at our Buena Vista, Colorado riverside headquarters.


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