Spruce Mountain Loop

Larkspur, Colorado

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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.

Spruce Mountain Loop Professional Review and Guide

"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."

Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Larkspur
Distance: 5.6
Elevation Gain: 505 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Season: Best May through November. Open year-round, 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset
Local Contacts: Douglas County Open Space, 100 Third Street, Castle Rock; 303-660-7495; douglas.co.us/government/departments/open-space
Local Maps: USGS Larkspur, Greenland
Driving Directions: Directions to Spruce Mountain Loop

Recent Trail Reviews

10/15/2011
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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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