Water activities along the Arkansas River, in addition to hiking, biking and cultural happenings like art walks, have made Salida and Buena Vista key getaway spots for Front Rangers in need of a nearby escape. It’s been a few years since we dispatched for a food and drink tour (see “Rivertown Bounty
"), and in that time several very cool spots have opened. We even heard buzz of a truly unique place to sleep, which also ties into an area producer of herbal bitters from locally foraged and grown plants. So, we hit the road for some mini reviews.