90 – Spruce Mountain Loop

Visiting family for the holidays, we took to the trails under the beautiful blue Colorado sky. Here we are at the trailhead for the Spruce Mountain Loop at the Spruce Mountain Open Space with Kent’s sister, Kathleen.

Spruce Mountain Open Space . . . trailhead

Spruce Mountain Open Space . . . trailhead

Spruce Mountain is a 5.5 mile loop trail around a tree-covered mesa, wet meadows and rocky cliffs. Switchbacks led us to the top of the mesa where we had stunning views of the cliffs and distant mountains.

Switchbacks . . .Along the trail

Switchbacks . . .Along the trail

Here, Kathleen and I pose on the edge of a cliff. What a beautiful view of the valley below!

Along the trail . . .

Along the trail . . .

We reached Windy Pointand sat on the rocks looking out to Garden of the Gods in the distance as we ate lunch.

Picnic spot at Windy Point . . . along the trail

Picnic spot at Windy Point . . . along the trail

Such beautiful country, was great to be hiking there again!

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