Spruce Mountain Trail

MODERATE 225 reviews

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

DISTANCE
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
731 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

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.

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12 days ago

Great hike, easy for the whole family, beautiful views, service road is a bit of a rustic hike down.

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16 days ago

No to busy with hikers, came across 15 or so horses and a few mts bikers. Trail is easy, green coming in everwhere. Snakes are out and about

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18 days ago

Not a difficult Trail, but easy to get to and lovely views. It is starting to green up!

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29 days ago

A little windy at the top, but an fun easy hike for the family!

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Weekdays almost empty trail is easy, good views, and dog freindly

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1 month ago

Nice trail, somewhat crowded over Easter weekend, more people than I expected (and I expected it to be busy due to the holiday).

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1 month ago

Loved this trail-beautiful trees-beautiful views.

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Perfect for trail running. Its windy up on the mesa so bring a windbreaker. Gets really busy by 10:00am.

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