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Love going to Spruce Mountain! Really nice hike with a fantastic views! Very interesting rock out-croppings to sit and enjoy the sun and take pictures. The initial half mile or so involves elevation gain with a few switch-backs, but it is not long or overly...More
I only had an afternoon to squeeze in a day hike so after a bit of research I hopped in my Silvercar and boogied on out to the trail head. There are 2 trail heads. The one in Google maps adds an extra 2.5 miles...More
I love going here in the summer to do hiking, but today my husband and I discovered we can cross country ski here in the winter! It was amazing. We recently started cross country skiing again, and I thought hmmm... what about that wonderful place...More
Lots of open space in Douglas County. And it is typically WIDE open. Spruce Mountain is a treat. It wanders through forest with some interesting rock formations. On a clear day you can see Pikes Peak.
You can choose from several trails. We did the...More
I love this little hike. You have a few choices and can pause many places with scenic overlooks. There is a port-o-potty at the beginning (should not be taken for granted) and a few places to have a picnic. Friendly people will place lost and...More
We were looking for an area to hike close to our new home in Monument, CO, and we came upon Spruce Mountain Open Space. Great trails for hiking or mountain biking, but easy enough for young children to do. We brought our four young children...More