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Monarch Mountain
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Fall has arrived, the trout are rising in the cool clear waters of the Arkansas, the aspens are quaking with their gilded leaves and we prepare for the Ski Season. My favorite months in Salida are September and October. Sunny dry days and crisp cool nights... perfection. This time of year Salida returns to a sleepy town.

Our individual, family and group pricing has been updated and we are anticipating a great snow season.

Did you hear that the Arkansas River has been designated as Blue Ribbon Waters? That will mean a great deal to you fisherpersons... Read about it here Gold Medal Waters!

Enjoy our new rooms...the reviews have been fantastic you can check them here Tripadvisor. We are the highest rated Chain Hotel on Tripadvisor.

As always, "We love your Pet," and there is no additional charge, complimentary WiFi and a Superstart Breakfast that includes made to order waffles.

Your weather just got better.

Looking for a powder weekend click for the forecast: OpenSnow

Top 8 Reasons why to choose a Ski Package from the Salida Super 8!

  1.  PRICE!  Our ski packages are an excellent value, and a better price than you could arrange separately. As part owners of Monarch Mountain, the Super 8 can provide the best pricing! We offer a fantastic value for a Colorado Ski Vacation.
  2.  EASE!  It simply couldn’t be easier! You make one reservation with the hotel and we will take care of the rest. We know the questions to ask and how to direct you to the best experience. We arrange the appropriate room and obtain the lift tickets and rental vouchers you require. We will even send you an email link to reserve your rental equipment in advance to ensure the correct equipment with the fastest pick up. If your package includes hot springs passes we will have them for you with a map and directions. We provide you with Monarch trail maps, zip ties for your lift tickets, restaurant recommendations and area information. All of this is provided in one envelope you receive upon arrival. Do you want a guided snowmobile tour? We will secure your date and time. That’s it – one reservation, giving your information only once and paying at only one location. Easy and saves you time to enjoy more of your trip…
  3.  SAVES TIME!  No extra phone calls or time online filling out additional forms and credit information. No waiting in separate lines for lift tickets, rentals, etc. We will even make your dinner reservations if you like. One reservation, One payment, done.
  4.  RENTAL EQUIPMENT AT MONARCH MOUNTAINNo loading, lugging, and unloading equipment! We remember the days when we had to carry the equipment and that of our kids. Not with our package. You pick it up slopeside, just feet from the lifts. When your done for the day you simply valet it until the next morning. If anything needs adjusting the folks at the rental shop will take care of it. And of course, it is excellent equipment. There are also upgrades for the advanced!
  5.  REVIEWS!  Go to Tripadvisor and see why we are the highest rated chain hotel in Salida. We go the extra mile.
  6.  FLEXIBILITY!  We can completely customize a package to meet your needs. Do you want an extra day of skiing? One less? On one day are there 3 people skiing and the next only 2?  No problem. Do you want a guided snowmobile tour? An extra day at the Hot Springs? Tell us what you’re looking for and if its possible, we will arrange it. You can also make changes to your package until 48 hours before arrival!
  7.  AMENITIES & LOCATION!  We have a large indoor heated pool and THREE hot tubs. One is even “Adult Only” after 6pm! You can soak your muscles after a great day on the slopes. We have excellent high speed wireless internet service and a guest computer as well. We have a Guest Laundry to dry those wet clothes if needed. We have a Continental Breakfast with coffeemakers and refrigerators in all rooms. We are next to the Country Bounty Restaurant and across the street from the Salida Hot Springs.
  8.  SERVICE!  We pride ourselves on our friendly and helpful service. We can suggest restaurants, shopping, spa services, whatever your needs.

If you are planning a group ski trip, be sure to check out our Group Packages.


  • "A Wonderful Mountain Town that is Blessed with an Incredible Ski Mountain, only 20 Minutes Away",
  • "The Outdoors Life With No Attitude",
  • "One of the Top 10 Affordable Retirement Communities in the US",
  • "One of the 10 Best Places You've Never Heard of",
  • "An Off the Radar Destination with Lots to Offer but Without the Colorado Resort Prices",
  • "Sweetly Unpretentious",
  • "One of 20 Dream Towns",
  • "A Ski Town that is not a Resort"
  • Monarch is, "Underated Over Powdered".

Here is a link to a recent post on Denver's West World: Mighty Monarch

QUICK LINKS: Fishing Page.

Did you see Salida in Sunset Magazine or Outside Magazine? Salida in Sunset Magazine or Outside's Best Small Towns. Still need convincing just read on.

Get Driving Directions to the Salida Super 8 Hotel

Reach us anytime at 719-539-6689

Make our Salida, Colorado hotel the destination for your Rocky Mountain vacation. The family friendly Salida Super 8 is conveniently located in the heart of the Upper Arkansas River Valley, nestled among some of Colorado's highest peaks in the heart of the fourteener's region. We are well placed for easy access to Historic Downtown Salida, CO, Chaffee County Living History, Ghost Towns, hot springs, hiking, biking Crest Trail Report, fly fish, kayak or raft the beautiful Arkansas River, Monarch Ski Resort including all-inclusive Ski Packages and many other wonderful Colorado mountain recreation possibilities. Check the skiing conditions at Monarch Mountain with this link: Monarch Mountain Weather and Ski Report. Of course we are pet friendly, in fact we love your pets! Never a pet fee!

Monarch Mountain, Colorado's Gem of the Gems!

Read This...NY Times Article

Monarch Mountain is located in south central Colorado, well south of the freeway madness that gridlocks Interstate 70 from Denver to the Front Range resorts each weekend. Located on Highway 50 on the Continental Divide, Monarch is very accessible.

Monarch Mountain is what you expect from a real Colorado ski area. Abundant natural snow (350+ inches), you can walk from your car right to the lifts, prices are reasonable, and the runs flow naturally back to the base area. At Monarch you’ll lose the crowds but not your friends.

Monarch is a family favorite because of great snow conditions, variety of green and blue terrain and easy access to the mountain. Having one base area makes it convenient to drop off the little ones in the Children’s Center, pick up rental equipment, sign up for ski school and get on the slopes in a timely manner. Lift lines are a rarity, and you will regularly find ski runs to yourself.

Looking for great powder, spectacular views, 1000+ acres of expert terrain, steeps, trees, cliffs, and bowls? Blue Skiers do not be found it with Monarch Mountain we have the lifts and gliding terrain for you! Check out the 130 acres of hike-to terrain in Mirkwood Basin from the top of the Breezeway Lift. Monarch Mountain Snowcat Tours offers some of the best Snowcat skiing in the state—guests enjoy skiing/riding in closely spaced trees, variable snow conditions and extremely steep slopes. Read these:

Monarch Invests Money
Monarch Sets A Record
Vail Envy!
Colorado Springs Gazette- Now this is Colorado!
Colorado Springs Gazette- Monarch Mountain
Denver Post- Ski Monarch Gem
9 News!
US News & World Reports- About Salida
Us News- Retire Here
Usa Today-Huge Backyards
Inside Out Magazine
Outside Magazine- America's Dream Towns

Salida's Friendly Hotel... Salida Super 8

We are situated just off U.S. 50 across from the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center & Recreational Park, and are near a fine selection of restaurants & shopping. We feature 52 spacious, spotless guestrooms, each with a complimentary coffee maker and hairdryer. Enjoy our indoor heated pool & 3 hot tubs or barbecue on our picnic patio and gaze at beautiful mountain views. While in Salida make the Super 8 your home away from home.

We feature one indoor hot tub and two hot tubs on our sun deck... giving us a total of three! One of the new tubs is reserved for adults only from 6-10pm. Picture yourself relaxing on our deck, soaking up the moonlight and starshine after skiing Mirkwood Basin at Monarch, hiking to lost lake, cycling up Monarch Pass, reeling in the gorgeous Brown Trout resplendent with her fall colors from the Arkansas River, or purchasing that special piece of art you have been looking for for months, since Salida's Artwalk. Escape to the Headwaters of Adventure!



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525 W. Rainbow Blvd. (U.S. 50)   Salida, CO 81201
Phone: 719-539-6689     Fax: 719-539-7018
Toll Free:1-800-800-8000 (National Reservations)