Spruce Mountain Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Douglas County, Colorado. It is 3.4 miles long and begins at 7,555 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 549 feet. Near the trailhead there is a parking. Spruce Mountain (elevation 7,612 feet) can be seen along the trail.
Spruce Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Spruce Mountain is a forested island in the sky rimmed with rock ledges. Views include Pikes Peak, Cheyenne Mountain, the old Greenland Ranch, thousands of acres of protected Douglas County Open Space, and points north to Longs Peak. Numerous view opportunities lie along the south rim, culminating at Windy Point on the southwest end. You can circle the top of Spruce Mountain or drop down and ?nish the hike around the north end of this pleasant mesa between the prairie and the foothills."
--Sandy Heise and Maryann Gaug, Best Hikes Near Denver and Boulder (Falcon Guides).
"This wonderful hike climbs to the eastern end of Spruce Mountain’s long summit and follows a loop trail through an open pine woodland to Windy Point at the mountain’s west end.
The Spruce Mountain Trail is a wonderful hike north of Palmer Lake and east of the Rampart Range, a low mountain range that runs from Ute Pass to the South Platte River. The trail climbs to the eastern end of Spruce Mountain and then makes a long loop, following first the mountain’s southern rim to its rocky 7,605-foot summit before returning along its northern rim."
--Stewart M. Green and Tracy Salcedo, Best Easy Day Hikes: Colorado Springs - 3rd Edition (Falcon Guides).
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