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Spiral Drive

Spiral Drive, Mount Tenderfoot, Salida, CO
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Overlooks downtown Salida

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
westie2
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Kensington, CT
The Soul of Salida

Spiral Drive is a have to in Salida. You can drive, hike or bicycle to the top,. The views are... read more

Reviewed January 11, 2018
I6954XUgeorget
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Poncha Springs Colorado, United States
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“dirt road” (7 reviews)
“light show” (2 reviews)
“great pics” (2 reviews)
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Spiral Drive, Mount Tenderfoot, Salida, CO
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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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.

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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

1  Thank Janet F
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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

2  Thank Amber R
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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".

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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

1  Thank Beverly R
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Reviewed July 5, 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 June 10, 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

1  Thank BKEK1987
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Reviewed May 22, 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

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Reviewed March 17, 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

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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.
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Lisa_93922
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!
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