Spruce Mountain Open Space Trail

#3 of 207 trails in Pike National Forest

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Spruce Mountain Open Space Trail is a 5.5 mile loop trail that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options and is accessible from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

I-25 S to Larkspur Exit. Go south on Spruce Mountain Road 6 miles (one mile past the intersection with Noe Road). Trailhead for cars is on right.

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Easy inclines for the kids… We went later in the day on a cooler day and the trail was not crowded at all. Great views and some cool climbing spots for photos. Kids loved the cliffs. Can't wait to give this one a trail run w/o the kids later.
There are also picnic tables if you want to pack a lunch!

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This is a must do again trail, great tree coverage and very well maintained. Not to many people early in the morning. Watch for people on bikes as most don't understand the protocol of hiker and bikes. Great views and a soft trail that is easy to want to go right back up and do it again :) Happy Hiking!

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This is runner nirvana. Nice, soft trails with a decent amount of challenge and excellent views. You can easily add side trails and loops to increase your run to 8 to 10 miles.

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Good hike especially if you live nearby.Good for hikers,bikers and is dogs friendly The scenery is relaxing. I took the sevice road towards thw end, it is steep like the signs warn but what a good workout. I'd like to try this trail one more time before summer ends.

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6 Completed 2 Reviews

I wanted a change of scenery and this place was close by. I enjoyed it. Its a decent hike. Probably not one I'll come back to time and time again though.

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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Nice views for the ease of the hike. My now-roommates took me on this one when I visited, definitely helped convince me to move to Colorado!

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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike to do with kids. Mine enjoy it every time.

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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike!! Love the views.

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Chuck Masters

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Nice leisurely stroll. Nice views.

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5 Completed 2 Reviews

Great hike! Lots to look at. The service road is steep & a good workout for hikers.

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