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Spruce Mountain Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

4.0 mile 6.4 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 549' 167 m
Descent: -177' -54 m
High: 7,626' 2,325 m
Low: 7,122' 2,171 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

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Trail shared by Derek Griffiths

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

Derek Griffiths

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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Aug 25, 2019
aikibujin
Decide Douglas county outdoors.
Jun 8, 2019
Samuel Canuto
Good trail. Great view. Good conditions. A lot of dogs. 5.5mi — 4h 00m
May 31, 2019
aikibujin
With JJ. 4mi — 4h 00m
May 18, 2019
Joel DeBoer
2mi
Apr 29, 2019
Lindsey Palmer
Apr 8, 2019
Ron Hesse
Ashlee! — 10h 39m
Mar 29, 2019
Lindsey Palmer
Mar 27, 2019
Lori Wagner

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  3.7 from 26 votes

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#329

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#4,639

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