Spruce Mountain Trail

Douglas County, Colorado

Distance3.4mi
Elevation Gain549ft
Trailhead Elevation7,555ft
Top7,634ft
Elevation Min/Max7466/7634ft
Elevation Start/End7555/7555ft

Spruce Mountain Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Eagle Pass Trail and Spruce Meadows 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."

"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."

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10/15/2011
Great trail! Easy to find to find the trailhead and the trail was easy to follow along the way. It was a pretty easy trail to navigate and would be a great hike for kids. The views from the loop at the top are awesome. Great hike for the effort.
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5/25/2009
Got a chance to try out my rain gear. Lots of fun.
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Trail Information

Douglas County
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Moderate
Skill Level
Views
Features
Douglas County Division of Open Space and Natural Resources, 100 Third St., Castle Rock, CO 80104; (303) 660-7495; www.douglas.co.us/government/departments/open-space/
Local Contacts
USGS Larkspur; trail map available at Douglas County Open Space website
Local Maps

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Sep 2018