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Fun Drive-Good Views

Even if you cant get all the way up, the views are awesome. Look for the "S" on the side of the... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
Janet F
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Exciting drive!!

We have visited Salida many times and have looked up at the "S" on the hill so we finally decided... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2017
Amber R
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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“dirt road” (7 reviews)
“great drive” (4 reviews)
“entire town” (4 reviews)
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Spiral Drive, Mount Tenderfoot, Salida, CO
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Even if you cant get all the way up, the views are awesome. Look for the "S" on the side of the hill. This time, there was also a beautiful lighted red heart, at night. We enjoyed the light show as we walked out of...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We have visited Salida many times and have looked up at the "S" on the hill so we finally decided to drive up to it. Its a pretty drive up on a small dirt road. Great views of a great town! We highly recommend taking...More

1  Thank Amber R
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We attempted to drive the spiral drive. However, the road was blocked by a gate. There were no signs informing drivers of the closure until you reached the gate. So, my advice is "don't attempt the trip".

2  Thank oldgrouch41
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Salida Colorado is the best kept secret for places to go. This is a beautiful city on the river. A huge S located on the side of a mountain overlooks the city, and it's so cool. To drive up to the S you drive Spiral...More

Thank Beverly R
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Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Easy access, if you don't mind a narrow gravel road. Great view of the city of salida. Worth the time if your in the area.

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Spiral Drive leads to the top of a small mountain overlooking Salida. From the town it does not look like much, but it is well worth the drive to the top. The drive is a bit unnerving due to the narrow gravel road and steep...More

Thank BKEK1987
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Neat dirt road circling around a cone shaped small mountain on the north edge of Salida. There is a small observation house at the top where you can see all around and down into the city of Salida. Not overly high but worth an hour...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

Spiral drive take you to an overlook that gives a great view of The city of Salida and the valley. A great photo op. When it's open you can drive all the way to the top. However, it is not a bad he to week...More

Thank Larry E
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Stunning views : Easy drive or challenging walk/cycle to the top. Best place to survey Salida from the Eagles nest as the top of S-Mountain which is even prettier at night.

Thank Clive L
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Salida means exit in Spanish. That's a befitting name for a small town (with two stoplights) nestled at the base of the Colorado Rockies because it allows visitors to navigate through those mountains on their way to somewhere else. However, you'll miss Salida - part...More

1  Thank DeniseYRoss
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Barbara V
16 July 2016|
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Response from Fred B | Reviewed this property |
You can drive to the top. To get to the tower, you have to walk a few steps, but the photo was taken from the car.
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Lisa_93922
2 June 2016|
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Response from BeamMeUp S | Reviewed this property |
It took me about 40 minutes starting at the Caboose parking lot to get to the top of the steps with the little building. I walk slow and stopped to take a break at the bench. I bet you could do it faster though!
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