Explore the most popular trails in Spruce Mountain Open Space with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

easy
at places after snow you really can't tell if you're on trail

Very slick with snow. Wear spikes!

hiking
snow
25 days ago

Love to hike this scenic trail year round. Beautiful views and flowers! Favorite of my dogs and some great spots for photos.

trail running
1 month ago

Had a great run. The area is beautiful and bigger than you think.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Super beautiful views! We ended up needing snowshoes the whole time but the trail was still well-maintained and easy to follow despite the snow. I haven’t done this hike in the summer to compare, but honestly I think the views of snow-covered mountains would beat summer views any time!

Nice hike! Pretty scenery.

Went on a late morning hike here, setting out around 11am. Trail was mostly clear with a few sections of packed, slippery ice where micro spikes came in handy. Beautiful views all around the loop st the top, with plenty of spots to sit, rest, and enjoy the view. All around a pleasant, family-friendly hike, great for all ages and levels.

Love this trail

Moderate is right. Excellent hike.
Beautiful covered shaded sections. Dec 30 the trails were clear but snow. Sunny skies. Happy Dogs all along trail.

The trail had patches of snow so we were glad we wore proper hiking shoes. This trail is gorgeous! AllTrails rates it moderate but I’d say it’s in between easy and slightly moderate. We will definitely be hiking this trail multiple times next year. There are many lookout points with picnic tables in tucked away places and near the edge and offers amazing views. We plan on coming back when the weather is warmer and having a picnic. There was no ice today because it got up to 50 degrees and it wasn’t windy. 12/30/18

First half of the trail is super icy but once the sun hits you up top it’s beautiful and easy.

Loved the hike and the variety of scenery. With the recent snow, the trail was a bit muddy in places,, but completely hikeable in tennis shoes.

Something new around every corner.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike suitable for kids

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was about 40 minutes from us. WELL worth the drive, great scenic look overs, lots of rock formations. Unfortunately a lot of off leashed dogs with irresponsible owners, but we’ve been finding it everywhere lately. None the less, we will be back many more times!

my favorite trail in the area

Loved it! Easy diverse terrain and beautiful views. Not crowded. Easy parking.

It was a nice trail. Shaded parts and also parts in the sun. Nice views way up high. Fun hike overall.

hiking
5 months ago

A great hike through lots of terrain to get some miles in without a lot of elevation.

Great trail- loved the diverse terrain. Well marked. Even spotted some Ute sacred trees. Beautiful views of Piles Peak. Easy to access and not crowded.

This is a great workout. The rapid elevation gain is more so if you take the path straight/right, continue past the Eagle Pass Trl and UP the service road. You can add time/distance with the hike to the cemetery (more like a seeded fenced area,) and then adding the 1 mike loop at the top (sorry forgot the name)
Beautiful views!
A bit easier hike is starting to the left, but still uphill, just slower gain.

hiking
5 months ago

good hike short and sweet.

Beautiful trail, lots of shade. It's fun walking the perimeter of the summit for a view on all sides.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail with a lot of shade. The views are worth the trip to the top.

Fun trail! Good for a day hike for the whole family. Mostly wide walking trails, marked very clearly, great views with the smell of spruce trees the entire way. This trail should be deemed "easy" not " moderate"

hiking
6 months ago

Easy trail for sure. Good portion of it shaded. Great for kids or for trail running. Well marked trail with nice views. Good place to take out of towners not used to the elevation.

This was a great 5.5 miles venture, 2.3 miles was the upper loop. There was a couple other out and back trails, not included in the 5.5 miles. Took two moderately active people an hour and 45 minutes. Saw a coyote.

hiking
6 months ago

Great easy trail with scenic views. Some nice shade along the way

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail, very scenic. The service road going to the top nearly killed me

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