Jacks up for the Eagle and off we go from Trinidad to the Arkansas River area around Salida. This time we decided to stay at a lower altitude than our previous favorite of Buena Vista. We found a place a few miles east of Salida in the Big Horn Sheep Canyon. There are several campgrounds along the river. Most are small and we did not find any that we loved, but settled on one for a few nights. From camp we had no view, so we spent our time out and about.
Of course, there were a couple of trips into Salida. One day we spent time in the town park along the Arkansas River’s bank. What fun. There was a white-water kayaking class practicing in some rapids right in front of us. I could tell it would take lots of core and arm strength to control the kayak in that kind of water. We loved lake kayaking a few years ago, but that was nothing like this.
Another day we drove the road up the Tenderfoot Mountain, a basically 4 wheel dirt track, that winds around and around the tall hill outside of Salida noted for the big S on the side facing the town. Great view of the town and valley, almost a little too much for our big Green Bear (the pickup). But we made it all the way up (no choice once we started) and back safely.