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Fantastic local's hike--beware of snakes, though!

Gorgeous views from keyhole area near the top less than a mile from the trailhead. This hike has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Loveland, Colorado
Easy hike close to town

This is an easy hike that can be completed by people at all levels. I have walked, hiked, run, and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jesse L
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2 Miles West of Wilson and Eisenhower, Loveland, CO
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous views from keyhole area near the top less than a mile from the trailhead. This hike has many routes through a huge open space area. There are long routes into the Ft Collins area and a couple that are a circular route. Not very...More

Thank dmnurse2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy hike that can be completed by people at all levels. I have walked, hiked, run, and biked this trail. You can also bring your dogs so long as you keep them on a leash and clean up after them. This trail...More

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a great hike that can take you from easy to moderate terrain. It get's pretty busy at times and like anywhere in Colorado you need to beware of wildlife from rattlesnakes to bear, coyote, deer and even elk.

Thank davinc0
Reviewed 24 July 2018

Devil's Backbone Open Space and Nature Trails are a great area in Northern Colorado where people can venture into the most impressive and visible geologic landmarks in Larimer County, as well as an important cultural feature with a rich and colorful history. The hiking trails...More

Thank Cal B
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

An easy trail that is well maintained, but not too busy. Only a short walk to an amazing view. I brought two kids under 5 and two 10 year olds. Everyone was able to make the hike. It's roughly 3/4 of a mile to the...More

Thank scRollTide
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Love love these trails. You can choose to do the short loop around the backbone rock formations or you can do trails that take you all the way to Horsetooth Reservoir or Coyote Ridge. It is a 10 mile hike from Devil's backbone to the...More

Thank suzieFortCollins
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Never ceases to amaze me how nature can create such a structure. Looks like the backbone of a moivie monster. The trail is open and not protected from wind.

Thank M Richard M
Reviewed 27 September 2017

If you wanna hike that is short and easy to do, do check out this place. There are two trails if you wanna go on foot.

Thank TAJ8225
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Stopped by Devil's Backbone on a Saturday morning while visiting Loveland and the Rocky Mountain National Park. Began and got to see stunning views of the Rockies before a storm came in and rain happened when our group returned to our car. Would suggest starting...More

Thank Bikerguy96
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Good place to walk. Restrooms at parking lot were clean. Water fountain worked great. Even a water fountain for pets. They have stones to step up on for picture taking. Trails are not very wheelchair or stroller friendly though.

Thank Wayne S
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