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History nerds & alcohol. What could go wrong? An adults-only afternoon of drinks and discussion. Every week covers a different historical topic.

  • Laura Evans Libation Loop.  Learn about brothels, bordellos, & bad girls.  We'll start with a quick walk to point out the exact location of Salida's houses of pleasure.  Then, we'll grab drinks and journey into the history of prostitution in Colorado and Salida.

  • Shots & Shootouts.  Relive violent fights and gun battles that happened in the Arkansas Valley. Includes a discussion of the Lake County War and shootouts of local Marshalls, including Baxter Stingley and James Meadows. 

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This Sunday fun day tour explores Salida history.  We'll crawl two different pubs and break down one specific item from our colorful (often violent) past. Bring your questions and stories to add to the conversation.  Admission includes one adult beverage per stop (beer or well drinks).

  • Spirits with Spirits.  Salida is one of the most haunted towns in Colorado. With 136 buildings dating between 1880-1910, it makes sense that some spirits still wander the area.  Tales from the dark side are shared over drinks--bring your best story!

  • Liquor, Libations, & Lore. Dive into the history of distilling and brewing, and look at the impact alcohol has had on Colorado's history. Includes some behind-the-scenes looks and interesting tidbits on how alcohol makes it to your glass. 


  • Underground Salida. A detailed breakdown of facts and fiction regarding Salida's 'tunnel system.'  We'll visit a couple of locations to show what is (and is not) beneath the ground. You'll also see things most Salidans don't, including diagon alley.

  • Salida, The Early Years. Your host will channel 'Salida Sam' as he recounts specifics from Salida's beginnings, 1880-1883. Hear 'first-hand' what life was like in the boomtown years and uncover interesting tidbits, like what 'F' Street isn't Main Street.



November 1 - April 1 Only

2:00 PM


This tour lasts two hours.  Two adult beverages are included in the price (limited selection).  Topics vary weekly.  Call for specifics before booking.


What Past Clients Are Saying

“Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Salida.”

Kathy Porter

I have now taken two tours with Salida Walking Tours. I am impressed by their enthusiasm and knowledge for the history of Salida. There is something for everyone. I can't wait to take another tour and learn more about this awesome town

Theresa Ulrich

Before the tour, Salida was cool. After the tour, Salida was a fascinating new friend. The more you know, the more interesting she is.

Hillary Harrison Colvin