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Spruce Mountain Trail

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4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers


97%

Runnable

549' 167 m

Ascent

-177' -54 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

7,626' 2,325 m

High

7,122' 2,171 m

Low

Shared By Derek Griffiths

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Minor Issues 65 days ago
Snowy, Icy: Able to run it yesterday.No traction, could help others. A good 2 inches of packed snow/slush over 95% of the trail. History

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

Derek Griffiths

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views

Runner Notes

Once you reach the Upper Loop Junction, you can really be able to open up your legs for a fairly flat 1.7-mile loop.

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 running 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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Mar 7, 2018
Erika Tokarz

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  3.7 from 23 votes

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