Spruce Mountain Open Space Trail

Larkspur, CO
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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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13 Completed 13 Reviews

Nice leisurely stroll. Nice views.

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4 Completed 2 Reviews

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

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7 Completed 3 Reviews

We love this trail. We have done it a few times with kids (ages 6-11) and it was fun for all. Beautiful views and foliage. Nicely maintained. Small parking area gets full fast and its a popular trail so don't expect to feel secluded if that's what you are looking for.

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22 Completed 8 Reviews

First time hiking this with my Akita. LOVED the trails - you get plenty of sunshine and shade. Nicely groomed trails with superb vistas. As horses and mountain bikers are welcome, and as a courtesy to all, if you take small children and / or dogs, please keep them close to you as there are many blind corners - keeps all safe. Very, very nice trail system - we will definitely return!

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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Very nice trail with lots of
scenic views once you get to the top. There are several
Different trails, on the east side is more
the prairie hike which is flat, but on the west
side is the mountain hike with the views.
I did both and liked the west side better
as there were more challenges. I took
the longer trail which loops south which
comes to a service road that takes you
up the plateau, it was around April with some
snow and was sorry I didn't wear my grippers.
It then takes you back north which stays
flat till you start descending down. I usually
hike on weekdays, so only saw two other
hikers. Beautiful hike with dog on leash!

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3 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful hike with lots of overlooks and great views! Lots of plants and critters. Smell the evergreens for that "butterscotch" aroma! Loved this hike!

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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Gorgeous views! Nice and easy hike with great overlooks.

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9 Completed 9 Reviews

Nice trail to share with dogs and horses alike. We didn't really care for the loop at the top as I'm guessing most don't. This portion had a lot less traffic and was no different than any hike in your back yard open space. The parking lot was full and we ended up parking on the side of the road. Overall, it was a nice day with some beautiful views.

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20 Completed 16 Reviews

Nice trail, very few folks out. Nice easy walk.

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8 Completed 8 Reviews

Beautiful trail. Great views. Early morning on weekend not too many people on teh way up but many on the way down. Moderate hike for someone 50+. Will do this one again.

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