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Arkansas Headwaters Recreation Area

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An area of the Arkansas River with spectacular scenery and 14,000-foot mountains.
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307 W Sackett Ave, Salida, CO 81201-1654
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My husband fly fished twice on the Arkansas. We RV'd at the East (which is dry). We will be back next summer.
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There is s visitor center for AR Headwaters in Salida. It's not very big, but is a good place to go to get info on the AR river in the area. The river itself is what draws the crowds- specifically whitewater rafting in spring & early summer (usually starting sometime in April or
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Listing the AHRA in Salida makes sense because the very interesting Headquarters is just off the downtown in lovely, historic Salida, but most of the fun is up or down the river outside of town. Having said that, if you are in Salida, do make a point to walk along the
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We enjoyed our visit here. Some interesting displays. And the front desk person was kind enough to stay a little after closing to accommodate us without complaint.
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A nice place for the group to meet up at after a few hours of mountain biking, fishing, fun, shopping, eating, and drinking. The cement trail meanders along the river front and if you get the local city map(found in most businesses and rest) you can head towards the duck ponds
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