Salida School District R-32-J

The Salida School District R-32-J serves Salida, Poncha Springs, and Howard, Colorado.  This area is an outdoor enthusiast's dream.  Designated among Men's Journal’s “10 Best Places to Live” and Outside magazine's “Best American Dream Towns,” Salida is nestled among fifteen 14,000-foot mountains—the perfect base camp for hikers, peak baggers, mountain bikers, bird watchers, horseback riders, trail runners, rock climbers, boaters, anglers, hunters, and off-road enthusiasts.  Winter offers snowmobile routes, backcountry skiing, and Monarch Ski Resort.  The Arkansas River is known for whitewater rafting and kayaking and the world-class Brown Trout Fishery.  Best yet, natural hot springs sprinkle the area.