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Devil's Backbone Nature Trail

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Address: Rt. 34, Loveland, CO

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Beautiful views, nice hiking trail.

It's a beautiful area, but beware of Rattlesnakes! It's a nice trail, and the views are beautiful, Sometimes you see Elk, Eagles and Hawks, so bring your camera.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Loveland, Colorado
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Loveland, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It's a beautiful area, but beware of Rattlesnakes! It's a nice trail, and the views are beautiful, Sometimes you see Elk, Eagles and Hawks, so bring your camera.

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laconia, nh
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67 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

A mid-morning departure from the trail head first took us to the Keyhole. OK, OK, a keyhole is a keyhole. Big deal, right? YES, big deal. A short climb up to the actual keyhole got better and better as we approached, and then we were treated to a wonderful view of mountains in the distance and a lovely neighborhood just... More 

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Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This trail is close to town but quiet and scenic. Make sure to check out the keyhole that gives you a framed view of the front range.

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Boulder, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Easy trail close to town with some interesting geology. Dogs must be on leash. Can get crowded but usually enough parking.

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Danville
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57 reviews 57 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Family of four enjoys a terrific yet cold hike during a thanksgiving week at Devil's backbone. Even the cold, wind, and snow at high elevations failed to dampen our spirits or reduce our Enthuism for this beautiful place. Take plenty of snacks and water. Carry your trash out to maintain the pristine native of this beautiful trail. And bring your... More 

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Colorado
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299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The nature trails at Devil's Backbone Open Space are a nice place to enjoy a leisurely to moderate hike/walk. We really enjoyed walking here midweek on a late afternoon as there were fewer people and incredible views. It's important to wear appropriate shoes and clothing to hike here. The trails are nicely maintained and dogs are allowed on leashes. Be... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good hike, uphill and downhill coming back. Nice path, not too many rocks in the way. Great views of the foothills, some mountains too, the valley, as well.

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Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is a nice mellow stroll but can be mixed with a more rigorous hike if you continue on towards the Coyote Ridge Trail that joins up to it. Beautiful views and very relaxing!

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Colorado
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Great hike for anyone, including families...just stay on the path as there could be rattlesnakes! Summary taken from website: The Devil's Backbone itself is one of the most impressive and visible geologic landmarks in Larimer County, as well as an important cultural feature with a rich and colorful history. Drinking water is available at the trailhead. Please carry enough for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We went to devil's backbone with family when we went to visit them in CO. The first day we hiked teh trails. They were easy hikes, even the kids and folks in non-hiking shoes could do. The view was great. The only thing is that once you're done, you're like OK what's next.

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