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Spruce Mountain Trail

Intermediate
 3.8 (35)

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

97%

Runnable

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

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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Derek Griffiths

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  3.8 from 35 votes

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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 23, 2020
Corbin Larsen
7.2mi — 1h 03m
May 2, 2020
Corbin Larsen
8mi — 1h 13m
Sep 15, 2019
Andrew Veeder
4mi
Sep 5, 2019
Andrew Veeder
Sep 2, 2019
Andrew Veeder
done about 4 times running. with the open space part before 6mi
Mar 7, 2018
Erika Tokarz