Incorporating Cannabis into Your Salida Summertime Adventures

There’s nothing better than a Salida summer! There are so many activities to do and places to explore. From hiking scenic trails to navigating the rapids of the Arkansas River, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. At 3D Salida, we’re passionate about enhancing your experiences with high-quality cannabis products. Our dispensary is stocked with a ton of strains and products that can complement your summer adventures, making them even more memorable.

In this guide, we’ll explore how you can responsibly incorporate cannabis into your Salida summertime activities so your summer can reach new heights. 

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Exploring Salida’s Outdoor Activities

Hiking and Trails

Salida is a hiker’s paradise, with trails that showcase the stunning beauty of the Colorado Rockies. One of the most popular hiking spots is the Arkansas Hills Trail System. These trails offer breathtaking views and a variety of difficulty levels to suit every hiker.

When you’re hitting the trails, consider bringing along some energizing sativa products. Sativa strains can enhance your focus and keep you motivated throughout your hike. For those who prefer edibles, lightweight options like WYLD’s Grapefruit Enhanced Sativa gummies are a great choice.

River Adventures

For thrill-seekers, Salida’s Arkansas River is a prime spot for whitewater rafting and kayaking. The rushing waters provide an adrenaline-pumping experience that’s hard to beat.

To complement your river adventures, try using products like vape pens or edibles, which are easy to carry and quick to use. Just like hiking, stick to sativa strains as they can provide an uplifting and energizing effect, perfect for staying alert on the water.

Enjoying Salida’s Summer Events

Local Festivals and Events

Salida’s summer calendar is packed with exciting events that draw both locals and visitors. Two must-see events are FIBArk (First in Boating on the Arkansas), the nation’s oldest whitewater festival, and the Salida Arts Festival, which showcases incredible local and national talent.

For these vibrant festivals, consider using discreet cannabis products like edibles or vape pens. Edibles such as gummies or chocolates are easy to carry and provide a longer-lasting effect, perfect for enjoying a full day of festivities. Vape pens are another great option for their portability, ease of use, and limited odor.

Concerts and Live Music

Nothing complements a summer evening like live music, and Salida offers plenty of opportunities to enjoy just that. From outdoor concert series to intimate live music venues, there’s something for every music lover.

Pairing cannabis with music can enhance your sensory experience, especially hybrid strains. Hybrids are known for their balanced effects, making them perfect for enjoying a concert without feeling too sedated or overly energetic.

Relaxing in Salida’s Scenic Spots

Parks and Picnic Areas

When it comes to relaxing in nature, Salida’s parks and picnic areas are perfect spots to unwind. Riverside Park and Centennial Park are local favorites, offering beautiful landscapes and plenty of space for a laid-back afternoon.

For a relaxing day out, consider bringing along some soothing cannabis products like CBD-rich edibles or mild indica strains. Indica strains are known for producing a body high over a mental high, but make sure that it’s not so strong that you get stuck on your picnic blanket.

Camping and Stargazing

For those who love to camp, Salida’s nearby San Isabel National Forest and Collegiate Peaks Wilderness offer some of the best camping sites around. These locations provide the perfect backdrop for a night under the stars.

When camping, cannabis products like portable vape pens or pre-rolled joints are convenient and easy to use (just be careful about open flames in the forest). Indica strains are ideal for relaxing and enjoying the tranquility of nature. If you prefer edibles, consider something with a slower onset to enjoy a gradual and lasting effect.

Tips for Responsible Cannabis Consumption During Outdoor Activities

Before you head outdoors to enjoy your smokin’ summer, remember these tips to keep you and those around you safe and having a good time.

Start Low, Go Slow

When incorporating cannabis into your outdoor adventures, start with a low dose, especially if you’re new to cannabis or trying a new product. It’s easier to increase your dose gradually than to deal with the effects of overconsumption. Give yourself time to feel the effects before deciding to consume more.

Young man at bottom of hill, drinking from flask, friends trailing behind

Stay Hydrated

Cannabis can sometimes cause dry mouth, so drinking plenty of water is essential, especially during physical activities like hiking or kayaking. Carry a refillable water bottle and take regular breaks to stay hydrated and refreshed.

Be Mindful of Your Surroundings

Always be aware of your environment and the people around you. Consume cannabis discreetly and respectfully, especially in public areas where smoking might not be allowed. Edibles, vape pens, and tinctures are great for low-key consumption.

Keep Safety First

Whether you’re hiking, biking, or participating in water sports, prioritize safety. Avoid consuming cannabis while actively engaged in these activities. Instead, enjoy your cannabis before or after your adventure to ensure you stay alert and in control.

Pack Out What You Pack In

Respect nature by following Leave No Trace principles. Pack out all your trash, including cannabis packaging and any other waste. This keeps our outdoor spaces clean and enjoyable for everyone.

Be Prepared

Carry essentials like a map, first aid kit, sunscreen, and snacks, along with your cannabis products. Being well-prepared ensures you can handle any situation during your adventure.

Listen to Your Body

Pay attention to how your body reacts to cannabis, especially when engaging in physical activities. If you start to feel too high or uncomfortable, take a break, hydrate, and rest until you feel better.


Let 3D Salida Cannabis Dispensary Heat Up Your Summer

Incorporating cannabis into your Salida summertime adventures can enhance your experiences and help you connect more deeply with the stunning natural surroundings. Whether you’re hiking scenic trails, enjoying a festival, or relaxing by the river, the right cannabis products can add a new dimension to your outdoor activities.


At 3D Salida, we’re here to help you find the perfect cannabis products for any adventure. Our knowledgeable staff can provide personalized recommendations to guarantee you have a safe and enjoyable experience. 


Before you head out on your next summer adventure, stop by 3D Salida to stock up on high-quality cannabis and get expert advice on responsible consumption. Visit us today and make the most of your summer in Salida!


*The contents of this blog are intended for informational purposes only. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*

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