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Date Saturday  11/9/2019
End Date
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title Spruce Mtn - dog friendly
Start Time 9:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Audrey Burkart
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 4
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Moderate
Classification  A
Trail Mileage 5.5
Elevation Gain 600
Driving Distance

Location

Carpool is leaving from the address below at 8:30 am.

Woodmen Park & Ride, 6800 Corporate Dr, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

 

The group will meet and hike from this address at 9 am.

Spruce Mountain Open Space Trail, 13415 S Spruce Mountain Rd, Larkspur, CO 80118



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CHANGE IN PLANS



Winter came early. This hike was advertised as a dog friendly hike up to Catamount Falls. While this is a wonderful trail, our recent snows have left the north facing trail icy and snowy. It presents too much of a hazard for a large group with dogs on leashes up a steepish icy trail. As a result this hike has been switched to Spruce Mountain where the group can still enjoy a hike with pups but far less risk.



Spruce Mountain is just north of Monument, so we will form a carpool in Colorado Springs. Spruce Mountain is shorter and less altitude gain than Catamount Falls; it's about a 5.5 mile trail with 600 feet in altitude gain. Much of the trail is south facing, but some sections are north facing so expect a portion to be colder and possibly snowy. This trail is easier, but has stunning views and a broader trail for many sections. Leashes are required on this trail too.



If you would like to join in on the carpool, please plan on meeting at the Woodmen Park and Ride by 8:20 am so we can leave by 8:30 am. If you live up north or prefer to drive separately, we will meet at the trailhead by 9 am. 




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