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Date Wednesday  4/17/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title RMOTHG Spruce Mountain Open Space
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader James Guerra
Member Price Free
Available Participants 7
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 5.5
Elevation Gain 650
Driving Distance 50


Meet at 7:45AM in the Cabelas parking lot at Ridgegate and I-25, specifically in the northwest section of the parking lot near the Sierra Restaurant, so we can leave no later than 8:00AM.  Here is a Google Maps link to Cabela's:

We will be using the Spruce Mountain Open Space Trailhead (7140' elevation) between Larkspur and Palmer Lake.  Here is a link to the trailhead in Google Maps:

Don’t forget to bring your Ten Essentials.

For more info Contact

Jim Guerra, 720-320-7262, email:


Spruce Mountain is a Douglas County Open Space Park between Larkspur and Palmer Lake.  (This description is from AllTrails)  Just east of the Rampart Range section of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains the plains limestone buttes rise randomly across the plains. One of the largest of these rocky islands is Spruce Mountain, situated west of I-25 and north of the small town of Palmer Park, CO. Spruce Mtn. provides a delightful opportunity to enjoy views of Pikes Peak, Rampart Range, the Greenland Open Space, and the Palmer Divide.

There may be ice on the trail, so bring traction devices, such as microspikes.  There is a primitive restroom at the trailhead.


This hike is for RMOTHG members only


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.