As I’ve mentioned many times, Salida is one of my favorite towns with its active lifestyle, scenic mountains, and nearby hiking. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay although the mountains were not snow covered like in this mural.
During this visit, we hiked some of the nearby Browns Canyon, a fairly new national monument as of 2012. Our hike took us along the beautiful Arkansas River.
The water is just crystal clear.
The Arkansas is known for whitewater rafting. Unfortunately we didn’t see any during our hike as it was during the week and late in the season, but we wondered if this was evidence of a raft that didn’t make it.
We had a gorgeous day to admire the canyon walls. I do love rocks, you know.