Spruce Mountain Trail

MODERATE 271 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.

hiking
19 minutes ago

A nice east trail for the family. Kids will love this place. trail at top is really wide making it a great trail to chat.

1 hour ago

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

6 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

12 days ago

What a fun trail run! It really is a pretty manageable incline, with some fantastic views. I opted for a hike/run combo, and did the 5.5 mi in about an 1 hr 10 min. Great experience, and you don't run into too many people given that it's a loop.

hiking
13 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

18 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

1 month ago

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

mountain biking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago