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Spruce Meadows Trail

Easy

Trail

8.3 mile 13.4 kilometer loop
98% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 603' 184 m
Descent: -601' -183 m
High: 7,178' 2,188 m
Low: 6,842' 2,086 m

Grade

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

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Trail shared by Derek Griffiths

Spruce Meadows is a perfect beginner route for someone looking for a slightly longer option.

Derek Griffiths

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

The Spruce Meadows Trail winds through grassy meadows between Greenland Open Space and Spruce Mountain. With outstanding views of the surrounding buttes, Pikes Peak, Spruce Mountain and the Rampart Range, this easy trail offers something for everyone! The trail crosses over (or under) Spruce Mountain Road twice at marked crossings, and crosses over Noe Road twice before looping back to the parking area.

Flora & Fauna

The Spruce Meadows Trail winds through rolling fields of grasses and wildflowers. Keep an eye out as rattlesnakes and coyotes make Spruce Meadows home.

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Jan 2, 2020
Andrew Veeder
really snowy. the section after crossing Noe Southbound was very hard to find/follow 8.3mi
Dec 24, 2019
Angela Paterna
Chunks of snow along the way. A foot occasionally went through. Walked often as a result. Great trail to start getting in shape though. No spikes. 8.4mi — 2h 03m
Jul 27, 2019
Eric Stanfield
Great conditions 15mi — 2h 05m

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Trailhead.
Jul 27, 2019 near Monument, CO
Pikes Peak looming behind the buttes.
Jul 27, 2019 near Woodmoor, CO
Areas of snow that covered the trail and may confuse if you are unfamiliar with the trail.
Dec 24, 2019 near Palmer…, CO

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