Salida Wild West History Tour

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Experience Salida's wild west history.  Your friendly, knowledgeable guide will captivate you with stories from our colorful, often violent past.

See historical Salida (1880-1900) through the eyes of a historian 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.

1 and 2-hour tours, plus a limited space 1/2 day exploration of Colorado's largest National Historic District.

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 A tiny portion of what you'll experience:

  • Salida's in-plain-site joke that most locals haven't seen

  • The incredible saga of Baxter Stingley, Salida's most famous Marshall 

* Viewing buildings still roamed by ghosts

  • Interesting construction details of Victorian-era structures

  • The touching story of Loyal Duke, Salida's most beloved dog

  • Second-by-second stories of shootouts that made papers around the nation

  • Unknown facts of the red light district & madams who ran the show

  • An up-close examination of the site of the devastating fire of 1888

  • The grisly story of an ugly 1891 mob lynching

  • Learn how electricity arrived in 1887, years before other western locales


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Salida, CO 81201


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