Salida, Colorado

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The City of Salida is a Statutory City that is the county seat and most populous city of Chaffee County, Colorado, United States.[5] The population was 5,504 at the U.S. Census 2000.

The town's name is pronounced /səˈlaɪdə/ sə-LYE-də in English and [saˈliða] ('exit') in Spanish.

Founded in 1880, Salida was originally a railroad town and was a significant link in the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. After World War II the railroad began pulling back its operations in Salida. Many residents in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s worked either in local ranching operations or commuted north to Leadville to work at the Climax Molybdenum Company. Today the most prominent business in Salida is tourism, consisting of skiing at Monarch ski area, whitewater rafting, kayaking and outfitting, particularly on the Arkansas River. Salida is home to the annual FIBArk kayak race, one of the oldest whitewater races in North America.

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Geography

Salida is located at 38°31′53″N 105°59′46″W / 38.53139°N 105.99611°W / 38.53139; -105.99611 (38.531442, -105.996090)[6].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2) of it is land, and the Arkansas River, which runs through the town, is the major source of water.

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