Tenderfoot Hill

Christmas Mountain Lighting and Parade of Lights – November 25th

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Christmas Mountain Lighting & Parade of Lights on November 25th – The Parade of Lights will begin at 6:00 p.m. beginning at 5th Street and moving down F Street to Riverside Park for the lighting of Holiday Park, followed by the lighting of Christmas Mountain and a community gathering at the SteamPlant Event Center with free cocoa, cookies and entertainment.

Spend your Thanksgiving holiday in Salida, CO at the Palace Hotel and experience this tradition from our doorstep! Photo courtesy of The Mountain Mail.


Palace Hotel – History and Roots

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Delacey and Mamie Ramsey, former and second owners of the Palace Hotel (circa 1935). Photo provided by Delacey’s niece, Sandy Hagen Van Horn.

Delacey Ramsey also has a claim to fame as having set the record for a race up and down Tenderfoot Hill in 1914, in his street clothes. Apparently he was at work at a downtown clothing store and spontaneously decided to join the race after being prompted. His record time of 15 minutes and seven seconds held for 60 years.