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 Week:

Collegiate West

This week, we're profiling the "Collegiate West ," the stunning 80-mile alternative segment of the Colorado Trail starting at Monarch Pass and stretching North along the Western side of the Collegiate Peaks to Twin Lakes, Southwest of Leadville.

After parking at the Monarch Mountain Lodge lot, we started up County Road 230 (look for the Monarch Snowmobile Tours and Rental) past the trailhead for Boss Lake and caught the CT/CDT near the base of Mt. Etna. From there, we ran/hiked to where County Road 295 joined up with the trail. Not all of the segment that we did is runnable; there were stretches of rocks, but the whole stretch is beautifully maintained with incredible views. At the 295 junction, we sent our dear friend and badass hiker Angelina off on her way to Breckenridge. Happy hiking!

The views are stunning! See more photos of the trail on our Facebook post here.

Check out more on the Collegiate West or Collegiate loop here.

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 Week! 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 "no drop" social run (no runner left behind)!

Meet at the 7000 Feet Running Company in Downtown Salida every Monday at 6pm.

Social Hour to follow, refreshments provided!

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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