Welcome to 7000 Feet! Named for the elevation of our home—Salida, Colorado—we opened 7000 Feet Running Company for everyone who loves running in the Rockies as much as we do.

The Store

7000 Feet Running Company

Located in downtown Salida, just around the corner from the entrance to the Arkansas Hills Trail System. Check out our handpicked selection of shoes, apparel, and gear! Or, just stop in to plan your next adventure.

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The Town

Salida, Colorado, el. 7,083 ft.

Salida is a beautiful town on the Arkansas River with a 360 degree view of the mountains! We are near the Colorado Trail, the Continental Divide Trail and lots of 14-ers! And that's not to mention the gorgeous trails surrounding the town that are runnable year-round. Come check us out!

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The Team

Emily and Andrew Walker

Owners Andrew and Emily Walker are Salida residents with a deep love of the trails and running in the Rockies. With a combined 25+ years in customer service, we are dedicated to finding what works for you. Stop on by or send us a message—we'd love to talk to you!

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At 7000 Feet Running Company, we hand-pick our brands to suit Rocky Mountain trails and roads. Whether you're an expert, just starting out, or somewhere in between, we can find the shoes that right for you. NOW WITH ALTRAS FOR KIDS, TOO!

"This amazing little running store is a must stop at in Salida. The owner, Andrew, is knowledgeable and a super duper human. He was a great help getting me outfitted with new Sportiva Akasha trail running shoes and my first ever Nathan running vest. He asked really good questions and really listened to make sure we found the right pair for my very rocky and steep half marathon trail race. Pretty sure when ever I need shoes or anything for trail running, I am making the 2.5 hour drive from Golden, CO to this amazing store."

–Kelly, Golden, CO

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Trail of the Month:

Angel of Shavano Trail

This month, we went hunting for GOLD and we found it on the Angel of Shavano Trail! The Aspen trees are in full golden brilliance right now and this is a great way to see them!

We went out Hwy 50 toward Monarch Pass and took a right on County Road 240 towards Angel of Shavano Campground. On your right will be a parking area and trailhead marker for Angel of Shavano trail (pictured). The Colorado Trail extends both directions from the parking lot, so make sure to take the trail to the right of the trailhead sign.

From there, there is a good climb with a better view of golden-frosted mountains, and right when you get to the top, the trail takes you right into an Aspen grove, rolling you along gently on a highly runnable and very well-maintained trail. The Colorado Trail then takes you past Lipe Meadow to Blanks Cabin and joins up with the Angel of Shavano trail, which takes you to the Angel herself. But we were more interested in the Aspen groves and yellow-lit meadows along the way this time. 

For a map and more pictures, check out our Trail of the Month Facebook Post

Favorite Trails

Salida and the surrounding areas have long been known as a mountain biker's paradise, but 7000 Feet Running Company is here to tell you – these mountains are equally awesome for hiking and trail running! Check out Salida Mountain Trails or our Facebook for some of our favorite Trails of the Month! Even better, swing by the 7000 Feet store and we'll help you find a trail that's just your speed.

Announcing Monday Night Group Runs!

Announcing Monday Night Group Runs!

7000 Feet Running Company and Chaffee County Running Club welcome runners of all levels to join us for this 3 - 5 mile social run. This is a "no drop" run—we will stop and regroup along the way as needed. Weather permitting, we run in the Arkansas Hills Trail System, just a few blocks from the storefront. 

Meet at the 7000 Feet Running Company in Downtown Salida every Monday at 4:30pm (NEW TIME for winter season). See you there!

Soon to come: free childcare!

Running Shoe and Gear Store Opens

Running Shoe and Gear Store Opens

Thanks to Sam Liebl for the awesome writeup in Salida's newspaper, the Mountain Mail on Friday, June 30. We really appreciate the press and loved chatting with you. Keep tearing up the trails, Sam! 

Check out the full article here

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