Weather & Climate:

National Weather Service — weather forecasts from NOAA.

Climate Record for Salida — from the Western Regional Climate Center.

Climate Change — University of Colorado’s ‘Learn More About Climate.’

Mountains & Water:

Current Water Data for Colorado — USGS water resources tables.

Colorado Snowpack Report

Arkansas River Flow — Colorado’s Surface Water Conditions.


USDA Topo Maps – download a topo map in the state of Colorado

14ers Route Selector Tool — detailed info about how to climb the state’s highest peaks.

13ers Peak List — there are over 700 13ers in the state of Colorado.

Salida Mountain Trails — the coolest trails system in the state.

Forests & Fire:

Colorado State Forest Service – Southwest Area

NIFC – National Interagency Fire Center.

InciWeb  -Wildland Fire Info.

PurpleAir Smoke Monitor – Gauges smoke levels throughout the state of Colorado.

Spruce Beetles Attack!

Spruce Beetle Infestation 2012 — video presented at the 2012 Society of American Foresters.

Caring for the Forest — by Kathryn Hardgrave, CSFS


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