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Devil's Backbone Open Space

2 miles west of Wilson and Eisenhower, Loveland, CO
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Ranked #7 of 18 Attractions in Loveland
Type: Trails
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- Sep 29, 2014
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45 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beautiful views, relatively easy hike but the rocks can really heat up during the middle of the day. Gets crowded on weekends and the first part of hike you share the trail with bikers and horses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a place for hiking, either by bike, walking and even by horse in the summer. The place us really breathtalking with a great scenery and very nice kept. You can walk all the way to Fort Collins with this trial, it takes maybe 4-5 hours depending on your pace.

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Littleton, Colorado
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116 reviews 116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

WE stumbled across this hike when camping near by. We thought it would be way to difficult for our kids but, we found a path that was easy/moderate for them. We went very early in morning, around 8:30 and it was not too hot, In fact, we had low cloud cover that made the whole place feel rather spooky. WE... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very natural trail. The view from the "Hole in the Devils Backbone" is worth the short walk. The trail goes on for miles if you like, but backbone is a short distance from the trail head. Don't miss it if you are in the area..

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Johnstown, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

Stunning views of the Front Range in a geologically fascinating place. Great for hiking, mountain biking, trail running or simply "being". Devil's Backbone is another example of the quality of living in Northern Colorado.

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

No, seriously, this spot is awesome! An (sort of) easy and (very) fun way to spend a few hours. Can't take enough photos, either!

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

You can choose any length or difficulty level you wish at this great open space area. There are steeps as well as mellow hikes and you can loop or turn around wherever you wish.

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

The other reviewers have said it all. Close to town. Scenic rock formations. Nice well maintained trails. Linking up with the Blue Sky Trail you can hike all the way to Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins if you want a real long hike. I have come across one rattler sitting in the middle of the trail -- scarred the you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Located just west of Loveland, this scenic open space is a nice foothills hike. It's open all year but it can be very hot in the summer and is much more enjoyable in the fall and spring. During winter when the higher mountains are snowy, the Backbone is usually snow free and satisfies the cravings of those wanting to get... More

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Daphne, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Great hike with wonderful views, close to town. Great for beginners, not to steep, but does require good hiking shoes.

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