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Spiral Drive

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Address: Spiral Drive, Mount Tenderfoot, Salida, CO

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Stunning views : Easy drive or challenging walk/cycle to the top

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.

Reviewed 25 February 2017
Clive L
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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Salida, Colorado
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 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 the road to the to from the overlook. I did it with my 7 year... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Clive L
Houston, Texas
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110 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 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 local art gallery, part outdoorsman paradise and part historic attractions. "S" mountain is a great... More 

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Thank DeniseYRoss
Indianapolis, Indiana
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91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

You can drive to the top, snap a few photos and drive back to town in 30 min max. The views at the top shoe the entire town which was nice. You don't even need to get out of your car if you don't want to. There's really no point in climbing up the few stairs to the base of... More 

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1 Thank A Z
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52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Well worth the drive gets a bit rough the higher you go and you cant turn round till you get to the top. We had a mustang and no problems

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Thank Jon Dee J
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

When you tire from walking around downtown Salida and want to get some great pics, drive up, park near the staircase,bathed walk up the 45 steps to the top. It's free, fun, and has beautiful panoramic views. The road to drive up is located about 5 minutes drive from the center. Bike up from the parking lot downtown by Riverside... More 

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Thank Lisa M
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Drive up unless you are a strong young thing. The view is exceptional. It is good for photographers. If you are into geology, you will notice that it is an ancient basalt bubble.

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1 Thank Fred B
Amarillo, Texas
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Great drive to the top. Has a few stop offs so you can take some pictures. There are also several bike trails that look challenging to all. Once you reach the top you have a beautiful view of Salida and the mountains that go as far as the eye can see. A must do.

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Aspen, Colorado
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

Due to an event, we could not make it to the top. The local Kiwanis club was dropping rubber balls for a charitable event. The local kids were collecting the balls that had various amounts of cash prises associated with some of the rubber balls.

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Thank James W
Salida, Colorado
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

I love driving up and down the dirt road leading up to spiral drive, but I don't usually go to the top unless I want to burn lots of gas! Its steep and a great thrill!

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