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


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Map Key

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°)

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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

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Photos

My dog sitting on a cool rock formation.
Aug 23, 2018 near Palmer…, CO
Great spot for some hot chocolate while snowshoeing.
Aug 4, 2022 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
Breaking trail.
Aug 4, 2022 near Palmer…, CO
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May 5, 2024
Mark Douglas Dally
See photo. Nice easy, views.
Dec 26, 2023
William Higgins
Jun 25, 2023
John Oberlin
Mar 12, 2023
Zuben Bastani
Quite icy
Mar 27, 2022
John Oberlin
Feb 27, 2022
Cat Evans
5.5mi — 1h 56m
May 24, 2021
Alan Dickinson
4.6mi
Nov 25, 2020
Tracey Ziniel
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