Outbound Collective logo

Spruce Mountain Loop

Larkspur, Colorado

based on 2 reviews



5.46 miles

Elevation Gain

810 ft

Route Type



Added by Billy DiMirra

Spruce Mountain Loop is a great hike right outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado that boasts great views of the Front Range.

Spruce mountain is an approximately 4.2 mile loop outside of Colorado Springs near Palmer lake. The hike is a pretty easy one, that has some great views of the Front Range including peak a boo views of Pikes Peak. Starting at the Trailhead, you can either take the right or left trail which will take you to the top of the bluff overlooking the valley. Once at the top there are plenty of spots to catch views of the valleys and mountains.

Read More

Download the Outbound mobile app

Find adventures and camping on the go, share photos, use GPX tracks, and download maps for offline use.

Get the app
Download GPX File


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Picnic Area

Spruce Mountain Loop Reviews

This is a perfect loop for trail running. At nearly a 10K distance, it begins with a good, run-able climb to the top of the bluff, a scenic loop on top, then a fun descent to bomb back to the car. The trails are wide, so even when it's crowded, passing hikers is pretty easy.

If you are in need of a very easy hike with a little scenery then you have come to the right place. There are picnic tables throughout the trail with views of the front range, cattle ranches, and the Palmer Lake community.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


Palmer Lake Reservoir Trail

Mt. Herman & 715 Loop

Hike Eagle's Peak (USAFA)

Hike the Canyon View Nature Trail, Castlewood Canyon

Inner Canyon Trail

Lake Gulch & Inner Canyon Loop Trail