Spruce Mountain is located on the Palmer Divide near Palmer Lake, Colorado. It offers great views of the Front Range and interesting rock formations from the top plateau.
Trailhead: Spruce Mountain
Round trip: 6.5 miles / 10.5km (can do much shorter routes)
Elevation: 7,270′ – 7,635′ (+365′) / 2,216m – 2,327m (+111m)
The Spruce Mountain Trail switchbacks 400 feet up the north side of Spruce Mountain. Once you reach the Upper Loop Junction, you’ll be hiking on a fairly flat 1.7 mile loop.
Along the top, be sure to take in the views from several rocky overlooks. The first lookout offers views of the Greenland Trail and Greenland Open Space below. You also have great views of Pikes Peak and the Palmer Divide.
Well maintained trails
Spruce Mountain in Google Earth