Spruce Mountain Trail

MODERATE 122 reviews
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Spruce Mountain Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Larkspur, CO that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

5.5 miles 732 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Colorado Butte With a Beautiful View Just east of the Rampart Range section of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains the plains limestone buttes rise randomly across the plains. One of the largest of these rocky islands is Spruce Mountain, situated west of I-25 and north of the small town of Palmer Park, CO. Spruce Mtn. provides a delightful opportunity to enjoy views of Pikes Peak, Rampart Range, the Greenland Open Space, and the Palmer Divide. Douglas County has provided and excellent trailhead which includes a toilet. From the trailhead you can ascend to the top of the butte by a long shallow trail or by a short steep trail. The longer trail adds about a half mile to your hike. On the top of the butte is a shaded loop trail that allows for a tranquil walk among pine and fir groves. Punctuating the stillness, in the spring and summer, is a riot of wildflowers. The trail eventually takes you to Windy Point, where you can look over the edge at the valley 200 ft below, or look out to the south and marvel at Pike's Peak.

hiking
6 days ago

Good family day hike.

walking
10 days ago

Great local afternoon hike, but with the increased parking there is increased usage. I go early to avoid the buses and crowds. The farther back into the space you go, the more wooded and peaceful (not to mention shady) it gets. The initial few miles have the showy views.

20 days ago

My friend and I did this today, and it was a great walk/hike for the afternoon.

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Easy walk with nice views.

1 month ago

We hiked here with our five year old today and really enjoyed it! The only downside is there was a lot of horse poop on the trail and lots of hikers/runners/bikers out enjoying the beautiful weather. Definitely was a busy spot today!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice area that's easy to get to and offers lovely scenery

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Scenic hike.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Map layout and markings on trail can be a bit misleading/confusing but not enough to get lost. Recommend going to Windy Point if you do this hike. Watch for the horse manure practically everywhere though.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice family hike!

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

close to home

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorite local hikes. Friendly people and not too difficult.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun with the family, not very busy. Nice views and cool breeze. Larkspur has a fun small town vibe.

3 months ago

Beautiful scenery! Hiked last fall. Easy to follow.

hiking
4 months ago

I love hiking here! the trail kind of starts out in the sun, but fairly quickly enters into a treed area with beautiful views. there are minor switchbacks to get to the top, but it's fairly easy. I've also snowshoes here and that's super fun too!

4 months ago

Great running trail! Also great trail to hike with flat landers visiting the area who are not accustomed to the elevation.