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Spruce Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (32)

Spruce Mountain is a large, tree-covered mesa that is visible from Interstate I-25.


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4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Point to Point

7,626' 2,325 m

High

7,122' 2,171 m

Low

549' 167 m

Up

177' 54 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

Description

The Spruce Mountain Trail switchbacks 400 feet up the north side of Spruce Mountain. Once you reach the Upper Loop Junction, you'll be hiking on a fairly flat 1.7 mile loop that's pretty easy going.

Along the top, be sure to take in the views from several rocky overlooks. The first lookout offers breathtaking views of the Greenland Trail and Greenland Open Space below. You also have great views of Pikes Peak and the Palmer Divide.

To make a complete loop and avoid going down the switchbacks, drop down the Service Road and turn north (right) onto the Eagle Pass Trail and take this back to the parking lot.

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Derek Griffiths

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 32 votes

#272

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  3.8 from 32 votes
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Photos

My dog sitting on a cool rock formation.
Aug 23, 2018 near Palmer…, CO
Windy Point - Spruce Mountain
Aug 30, 2018 near Palmer…, CO
A light dusting of snow and frost makes for a wonderful sight.
Apr 4, 2017 near Palmer…, CO
Trailhead.
Jul 27, 2019 near Monument, CO
Resting in the shade
Jul 18, 2020 near Palmer…, CO
Looking south to Pikes Peak.
Jul 18, 2020 near Palmer…, CO

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Aug 8, 2020
GW Ullrich
Jul 29, 2020
Brian Dillner
Hiked with Thomas and Michael. We SEEN a black bear and cub. Nice hike for scouts. 8.2mi — 2h 45m
Jul 18, 2020
Dominic Sagar
Great hike. Great for dogs. Very busy but not many mountain bikers. 5.4mi — 2h 18m
Jun 25, 2020
CYNTHIA ADDINGTON
Hardest part of the hike is at the beginning but the rewards are great at about the 1 mile market with beautiful views on the rocky ledges. — 3h 00m
Jun 14, 2020
Cecilia Knight
Great trail, but if planning on going to windy point, make sure when doing the loop you go clockwise, starting towards Greenwich point. Hiking up t… 4mi — 14h 30m
Jun 12, 2020
Mark Gueswell
5.5mi — 10h 44m
Apr 5, 2020
Erin Andersen
Busy, busy, busy. Great views! 5.8mi — 2h 10m
Mar 14, 2020
Adam Hicks