Spruce Mountain Trail

MODERATE 259 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.

trail running
4 days ago

6 days ago

Excellent incline for parents and kids. Not to hard not to easy. The shade throughout was a big help.

mountain biking
13 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Great trail in Douglas county. We got to the trailhead around 940 and the parking lot was pretty packed, but honestly didn't see as many people as we thought we would.

Don't take the short cut, take the extra loop that meets up with the shortcut.

Once you climb a little Elevation in the trees is a pretty flat and open trail. Make sure to hit the off shoots to see some amazing views.

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18 days ago

this was a wonderful trail. good inclines, nature spots, views and much more. will definitely be coming back!

hiking
18 days ago

One of our favorite hikes in Douglas County. Depending on your endurance level, this is almost easy. Only tough part is getting to the top. We like to go LEFT at the loop trailhead (on top), follow it past Windy Point, then take the service road down, then pick up the trail back to the parkIng lot. Makes for one Continuous loop. Also note that this is becoming a very popular hike, so be cautious with parking - but they did recently double the size of the parking lot.

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26 days ago

really nice trail for a good walk. easy.

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hiking
1 month ago

The views are beautiful!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike to do anytime of the day. Some shade, some sun, some easy and flat areas, some hills to make it a good workout. You will need water for this one, especially in the summer.