Spruce Mountain Trail

MODERATE 318 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
600 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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1 day ago

Easy hike. Decent views, not great. Light traffic. Great for the dogs. Well marked.

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8 days ago

beautiful hike, close to Monument and Colorado Springs. beautiful scenery. The signs are not very clear and can be confusing until you have hiked the trails a fee times. but they all lead back to the trailhead eventually, so you'll figure it out.

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23 days ago

Nice hike, great views. Well worth the climb. The parkinlg lot was pretty full by 1:00. Glad we got there at 10.

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1 month ago

Easy trail with very nice views. It was not too crowded for a late Saturday morning. Good sized parking lot. Quite a bit of horse poo so watch where you step.

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1 month ago

This hike starts off with about a mile long ascent and then levels out at the top of the Mesa where it loops for another 3 miles hugging the escarpment. Lots of wildlife along the way. Snakes, deer, raptors and all sorts of critters. Another one of my favorite local trails with views for many miles.

1 month ago

Great views, great for dogs, lots of fall leaves.

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1 month ago

I would give this trail a medium only because of the distance, but it was very nice and had plenty of shade thanks to the Spruce and Pine trees. Once on the top, you get plenty of views of the south side of the mountain but not many of the north. Trail 360 on YouTube

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