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Novelty drive for amazing town views

Folks love to spiral up "S Mountain" (aka Tenderfoot Mtn.) to get a great view with minimal effort... read more

Reviewed March 25, 2019
Greg W
Salida, Colorado
Just a road, but great views at the top

This is just a road folks, so don't expect much on the way up, but views are great from the top. I... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
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Spiral Drive, Mount Tenderfoot, Salida, CO
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

Folks love to spiral up "S Mountain" (aka Tenderfoot Mtn.) to get a great view with minimal effort. Easy access from just north of town, the road is good for any vehicle.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Greg W
Reviewed December 11, 2018

This is just a road folks, so don't expect much on the way up, but views are great from the top. I suggest biking or walking, bring tea or cocktails or a picnic for the top. Great at sunset, gorgeous views over the mountains. Gets...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

Quick drive to the S above Salida to get a nice view of the area. A nice way to end an afternoon enjoying downtown Salida.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Denise O
Reviewed September 9, 2018

Tenderfoot Mountain is a big attraction in Salida, especially during the Christmas season when it is decorated with thousands of Christmas lights. The rest of the year it is a scenic outlook point giving a visitor a view of the whole town from above. Take...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Patricia A
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Though we did not make the drive, we enjoyed viewing Tenderfoot Mountain and the big S that overlooks Salida.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank westie2
Reviewed January 11, 2018

Spiral Drive is a have to in Salida. You can drive, hike or bicycle to the top,. The views are great of the Sawatch Range. Salida is played out below.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank I6954XUgeorget
Reviewed October 26, 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

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank Janet F
Reviewed September 12, 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

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank ambereyna
Reviewed August 2, 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".

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank oldgrouch41
Reviewed July 16, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank 530beverlyr
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Barbara V
July 16, 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.
June 2, 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!