• Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram
  • Trip Advisor Social Icon
  • Pinterest Social Icon

© 2018-2020 Salida Walking Tours, LLC
All rights reserved

WILD WEST HISTORY TOUR

WHY BOOK THIS TOUR?

History nerds love Salida.  Our fascinating history rivals any wild west town.  On this 5-star rated tour, you will relive deadly shootouts, visit the bawdy red-light district, and learn about devastating fires that leveled the town. Our guides provide engaging storytelling and historic photographs from the 1880s that you won't soon forget. 

 

  • Learn why it's Sah-Lie-Dah, not Sah-Lee-Dah (proper Spanish)

  • Salida was originally named South Arkansas--what changed?

  • In early days, WE had more fights than could be recorded

  • Walk Colorado's largest National Historic District

  • Our first marshal was shot his second week on the job

  • Go inside historic buildings not open to the public

60627041_2137395823024224_32711999634045
5c6185884db59_edited_edited.jpg

EXPERIENCE THE WILD WEST

See historical Salida on this intimate, small-group walking tour. Be entranced by fascinating tales of Salida's remarkable history. Visitors and residents alike are amazed to learn the many hidden secrets of Colorado's largest National Historic District.

 

  • Uncover interesting details of Victorian-era structures

  • Hear the touching story of Salida's most beloved dog

  • See the location of the fire of 1888 that destroyed the town

  • Uncover a locals-only joke hiding in plain sight

  • Find dozens of historical markers most walk past

  • Visit the spot of Salida's oldest bakery

5-STAR RATED TOUR

This is the most popular of our historical tours. Guests from around-the-world rate this a 5-star experience on every travel platform.

 

  • Discover facts of the red light district & the colorful madams 

  • Learn how electricity arrived in 1887

  • Salida--one of the most modern towns in the west? 

  • Relive the deadliest shootout in Salida history

  • Visit historic Salida Opera House--one of the finest anywhere

  • Our most famous marshal was gunned down in 1883

 

GARNA1.jpg

FALL, WINTER & SPRING SCHEDULE

September 26 - May 1

11 a.m. ~ $20

75 minutes

Tours are held regardless of the weather.  Please wear appropriate attire.  The tour route goes about 12 blocks. Hats, water, and cameras are highly recommended.

WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY

SUMMER SCHEDULE

May 2 - September 26

9:00 AM ~ $26

75 minutes

Tours are held regardless of weather.  Please wear appropriate attire.  The tour route covers about 12 blocks. Hats, water, and cameras are highly recommended.

WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

KATHELEEN NICOLLS

We had out of town guests. The tour was a great outing, and a fun way to give them a little taste of Salida.

KAY FREVERT

A great tour, interesting stories and history, visual connections to history, and a fun guide.
Highly recommend doing this!!

GAYLE ANNE DUDLEY

It was FAB and even tho I thought I knew a LOT about Salida, I learned SO much more. AND it was fun fun fun!