My husband and I, (early 50s, decent conditioning), will be vacationing in the Salida area in early July.
We will be going on a float trip - maybe a rafting trip if I'm feeling adventursome after the float trip. :)
We would like to drive over to The Black Canyon of the Gunnison while we're there. Could someone give me an estimate of the time required to drive from Salida to Curecanti National Recreation Area? Specifically to the parking area for the Morrow Point Boat Tour?
Any recommendations for easy to moderate hikes? I prefer hiking along a river/stream but that's not a requirement. I think we would be limited more by elevation change if it required climbing (up steps, rocks, etc - a steady incline should be okay) than by distance.
We are also interested in some laid back local nightlife. Any recommendations for a local establishment with classic rock n roll live music? Possible dance floor and/or a shuffle board table?
Thanks for your help. We are looking forward to a very relaxing vacation!