Spruce Meadows Trail

Highlights:
The 8.5-mile Spruce Meadows Trail winds through grassy meadows between Greenland Open Space and Spruce Mountain.  The trail has been cut through undulating fields of grasses and wildflowers.  Enjoy views of surrounding buttes, Pikes Peak, Spruce Mountain and the Rampart Range, as well as Carpenter Creek and thousands of acres of protected open space.  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.

Trail Rating:
This is an easy trail for minimal elevation gain. It is a natural surface trail, 8.5 miles in length and is considered to be in the moderate zone.

Trail Length:
8.5 miles

Trail Surface:
Grass/natural

Uses:
Hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, and pets on leash can use the trail.
Amenities: There is a large gravel parking lot that will accommodate scores of horse trailers. One porta-potty, a bear-proof trash can, and a hitching rail and rail fencing are available. Water is available at stock ponds along the trail and at nearby Greenland Open Space trailhead.

Location: From I-25, take the Greenland Exit (167) to the west and travel ¼ mile west and ½ mile south. Bypass the Greenland Trailhead and continue right on the main gravel road (Noe Road) over two sets of railroad tracks. The parking area is just up a short hill on your left, on the south side of the road.

Contact:
Douglas County Open Space and Natural Resources at 303-660-7495.

Additional Resources

Douglas County Outdoors

Douglas County Outdoors

Douglas County Outdoors

Parks, Trails & Building Grounds

9651 S. Quebec St.
Littleton, CO 80130
Phone: 720.733.6990
Fax: 303.470.0916
Email:
jlopez@douglas.co.us

Office Hours:

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For Park Reservations

9651 S. Quebec St.
Littleton, CO 80130
Phone: 720.733.6990
Fax: 303.470.0916

Weather Hotline

720.733.6999
(field conditions only)

Open Space and Natural Resources

100 Third Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Phone: 303.660.7495
Fax: 303.663.2064
Email:
jhicks@douglas.co.us

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.