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Devil's Backbone Nature Trail

Rt. 34, Loveland, CO
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Easy hiking just outside of loveland

Great place to hike. The scenery is beautiful. You can bring your dogs. And hiks here year... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Denver, Colorado

Been here many times, and we usually see a deer or two. The unique rock formations make a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cynthia P
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“easy hike” (16 reviews)
“bring water” (9 reviews)
“close to town” (15 reviews)
Rt. 34, Loveland, CO
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Great place to hike. The scenery is beautiful. You can bring your dogs. And hiks here year round. Just watch out for snakes.

Thank moosemom826
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Been here many times, and we usually see a deer or two. The unique rock formations make a wonderful backdrop for a walk. This is a good warmup before tackling RMNP trails, especially if you need to adjust to the altitude. Loveland is a lovely...More

Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Fairly easy hike with some beautiful views! We were limited on time but would have liked to hiked more of the area.

Thank dmalko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You can go as far as you like on this trail. Near the trailhead are the ruins of a former mining operation. I used to run on this all the time. You can Mountain bike here too. It can get full on the weekends. I...More

Thank dmullet
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy basic hike with some seclusion and great desert flora and fauna. Hit it right and You'll see a prairie rattled. Views are medium and the terrain is runable.

Thank david t
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to hike to the Keyhole rock. View from the rock is spectacular. When friends and relatives visit, it is a hike which can easily be done in an hour. The backbone rock formation is unique.

Thank richardmK9250FF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An amazing early morning walk at sunrise or sunset. Beautiful and haunting. One of the best parts of the foothills

Thank cocoblackandsilver
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We visited at sunrise to get some good photos. There is a short loop trail which is wheelchair accessible and a long trail for runners, hikers and bicycles. The views are great.

Thank ester94
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Simple hike that loops in several places. View is great but to see from the best view, well it's not really wheelchair accessible and very difficult with stroller unless either are mountain tire ready Parking lot is spacious. Well marked location off CR 34 on...More

Thank jperron55
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This trail is a nice stop near the Fort Collins/Loveland area. There are seperate paths, one for mountain bikes/runners/horses and one for hikers. The incline is not major and the trail can be taken longer if running/biking verses about a mile hike.

Thank Nora O
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28 March 2017|
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Response from EssGeeKay | Reviewed this property |
I've only seen dogs on leashes - but it doesn't mean everyone abides the law.
3 February 2016|
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Response from Bradley S | Reviewed this property |
It is walkable, just mind your pace, and realize that you are at altitude, which can have a significant effect on some people. Be conservative - some expend too much time and energy going out, and don't turn back soon... More