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Spruce Mountain Trail

 21 votes

Length

4.0 Miles 6.4 Kilometers

97%

Runnable

Elevation

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

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All Clear 10 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud History

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

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Overview

Features: Birding — Fall Colors — Views
Dogs: Leashed

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
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  3.7 from 21 votes

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#300

in Colorado

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