Hike Spruce Mountain Loop

Colorado Spruce Mountain Open Space Trailhead

Added by Billy DiMirra

This is a great hike right outside of Colorado Springs that boasts great views of the front range.

Spruce mountain is a 5.5 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.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Water
  • Snacks
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Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



5.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

500 Feet



Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Picnic Area

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How to Get There

4 months ago

Very Relaxing Hike

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.

4 months ago

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