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Great Hike

I needed a reasonable 3-mile hike not too far from the Embassy Suites and this fit the bill. A... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Grayslake, Illinois
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No shade

We love to hike this trail. It is close and a good exercise path. However, there are lots of... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Loveland, Colorado
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I needed a reasonable 3-mile hike not too far from the Embassy Suites and this fit the bill. A short 20-min drive through Loveland brings you to a rock formation that has a path that runs along its side. I took the Wild Loop. It...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We love to hike this trail. It is close and a good exercise path. However, there are lots of crowds and little shade.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank franckum
Reviewed 28 August 2018

No matter how far you go the view and experience is great. I hike "The Backbone" quite a lot because it's very close to me. Be careful coming down the trail to the bridge. The grade is steeper than it looks there. I've tripped before...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank EstesHikerGal
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Great hiking and biking trails. Never crowded when I was there. People can spread out along the trail so you can always have your own space. Long hike to Horses Tooth or just take a short hike to the backbone.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Peter H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Great spot for a quick hike that's close to town. The basic loop is about 2 miles and has some varied terrain and elevation over that span. The keyhole spot is cool to pause and take in a view. I would not take our small...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Sometimes, Loveland CO residents, if you look close enough while driving West on Route 34 you will see an opportunity to find a great mental get away right in your own back yard. Quiet, interesting, easy to access and easy to walk through with great...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank wttwphoto
Reviewed 6 August 2018

This is a great place for a hike that offers great scenery. Good trail for all types of hikers. Use plenty of sunscreen, since not much shade.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank randydavis6080
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The access point is right off Eisenhower Rd, on the west side of Loveland. We walked about 45 minutes to the Keyhole formation. There are some rocks and rough parts on the trail, but there were lots of children and dogs. This sandstone hog's back...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

This morning we stopped at Starbucks on Hwy 34 and then drove to Devil's backbone. We hiked up to the keyhole and enjoyed our Starbucks. It is about a mile and a half up there so it makes for a nice little hike.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a pretty well maintained trail. It does connect to the Coyote Ridge trail and can go all the way to Horsetooth Reservoir. Don't forget to see the Keyhole while you're up there.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Jaime A
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I've only seen dogs on leashes - but it doesn't mean everyone abides the law.
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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