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Best trails in Larkspur

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Looking for a great trail near Larkspur, Colorado? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Roxborough State Park or Chatfield State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Hurricane Canyon Natural Area or Mount Falcon Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Larkspur ranging from 2.5 to 8.2 miles and from 6,827 to 7,555 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Larkspur
Top trails (10)
#1 - Spruce Mountain Trail
Spruce Mountain Open Space
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 37 m
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.Show more
#2 - Dawson Butte Ranch Open Space Trail
Pike National Forest
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Length: 4.6 mi • Est. 2 h 6 m
#3 - Eagle Pass, Oak Shortcut and Spruce Mountain Trail Short Loop
Spruce Mountain Open Space
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 16 m
#4 - Lincoln Mountain Loop
Larkspur, Colorado
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Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
The 4.2-mile Lincoln Mountain Trail traverses 400' up the open hillside of Lincoln Mountain and skirts through Gambel oaks and a scattering of pines and rhyolite rocks. View Pikes Peak, Palmer Divide, and ranchlands of the Upper Cherry Creek Valley from the 7,394' top.Show more
#5 - Greenland Trail
Limbach Park
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Length: 8.2 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
#6 - Spruce Mountain and Eagle Pass Trail Loop
Spruce Mountain Open Space
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
#7 - Eagle Pass Trail
Spruce Mountain Open Space
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
#8 - Palmer Divide Ranch Trail
Larkspur, Colorado
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 1 h 58 m
Trail winds through grassland and up along wooded ridge; low elevation gain. Travel 4.5 miles on Palmer Divide Ranch Trail through upland meadows to Cherry Creek. Ascend to forested rocky ledges that lead back toward the trail head.Show more
#9 - Devil's Head Lookout Trail to Fire Tower [CLOSED]
Pike National Forest
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Length: 2.5 mi • Est. 1 h 36 m
Please note: This area closed for the entire season and the road leading to the trailhead - Rampart Range Road - is closed due to hazardous conditions. The road leading to the trailhead (Rampart Range Road) is closed annually from at latest December 1st through the rest of the winter. Please check with Pike National Forest before visiting. Devil's Head Lookout Trail takes you to a distinct granite rock outcropping in the front range west of Castle Rock. The outcropping is clearly visible from Castle Rock to Woodland Park. The outcropping is also home to the only fire lookout in Colorado that is staffed by the National Forest Service. This grants it a spot on the National Register of Historic Places. It should also have a spot on your hiking list. If you are in the front range it should be near the top. This hike does not offer you solitude or a particularly beautiful trail. It does offer you historical significance, views of the Rocky Mountains for 100 miles in all directions from the lookout tower, and a whole lot of fun! The hike to Devils Head is perhaps the best in the area to take kids on and makes an easy day or weekend trip from Denver. The majority of this hike is shaded by mixed Aspen and Pine forest. There are plenty of shaded benches where you can take a break to cool off, and catch your breath. A sign even marks the halfway point for you. The trail gains 950ft in elevation over 1.4 miles, and ends with a climb up 143 stairs. A person in average shape should be able to complete this hike.Show more
#10 - Spruce Meadows Trail
Spruce Mountain Open Space
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 25 m