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Open Space

Spruce Mountain Open Space and Trail


Spruce Mountain’s wooded, gradual 8.5 mile trail ascends to the loop on the rock-rimmed flat top makes it as popular as it is stunning.  The trail system provides immediate access to fun terrain and views.  The climb to the upper loop is hard and so worth the effort.  This trail system tickles the senses – the fresh air, chirping birds, bear scat, grass tickling your legs, the wind blowing your hair, and the sun warming your bone – what more is there?

View the Interactive Map.


Open one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset.


13415 Spruce Mountain Road
Larkspur, CO 80118


Trail Information

  • Natural, with minimal rock; the upper (eastern) part of the Service Road is steep and often rutted. Moderately easy to the upper loop with gentle climbs.  East end that descends Spruce Mountain can be difficult since it is steep and rutted.
  • 5.5 miles from Spruce Mountain Road parking lot, around the Upper Loop, and a round trip back.
  • Connects to the Spruce Meadows Trail.
  • No trailer parking. Trailers MUST park at Spruce Meadows Trail.
  • Hikers, horseback riders (via the Spruce Meadows Trail), mountain bikers
  • Pets must be on a leash.
  • No water.
  • Spruce Mountain trail map


  • Interpretive kiosk
  • Restroom (portable)
  • Parking lot at trailhead, which accommodates cars and light trucks only.  Trailers may be parked at the large Spruce Meadows Trailhead along Noe Road to the northeast.
  • Water is available at a spigot at the nearby Greenland Open Space Trailhead.


  • Wildlife corridor, allowing travel between the Pike National Forest, Greenland Open Space and Greenland Ranch.