Spruce Mountain offers clear views of rolling hills and Colorado’s Front Range from under the comfortable cover of a ponderosa pine and Douglas fir forest. After an initial climb, this route takes a relatively flat loop along the mesa’s most scenic vistas before returning. You can even spot Pikes Peak on a clear day.
- Horseback Riding
Take a rest and turn around to catch a view of Greenland Open Space below. Another beautiful destination for another day!
This overlook perfectly frames the neighboring Eagle Mountain, which is actually a butte rather than a mesa. What’s the difference between the two? A butte is taller than it is wide, usually just the eroded remains of what used to be a mesa or plateau. Also take a moment to view the plaque dedicated to Warren Craig Paddock, a forester who took loving care of this land for so long.
Windy Point is the star destination on Spruce Mountain, providing a grand view of the Front Range and Pikes Peak in the distance.