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Address: Rt. 34, Loveland, CO
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long or short trails on edge of plains in foot hills of the rockies

Long trails all way to Horsetooth Reservoir or short trails to keyhole and back. Situated on edge of plains and near foothills of Rockies Hawks and falcons along trail.

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Loveland, Colorado
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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Long trails all way to Horsetooth Reservoir or short trails to keyhole and back. Situated on edge of plains and near foothills of Rockies Hawks and falcons along trail.

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great hike and beautiful views of mountains, mountains are well labeled. Fairly flat hike, well drained trail.

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have walked or ran this trail numerous times; alone, with dogs and/or with peeps. It has several distances to chose from the same trailhead. The easiest/shortest is the 3 mile keyhole loop. It is dog friendly, has plenty of parking, restrooms and water at the trailhead. All loops are fairly easy (not a lot of elevation gain). It does... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I thought the trails were nice and not too challenging. The views are nice, but if you go in the summer there is not really any shade so it is very hot! Bring lots of water.

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Loveland, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Devil's Backbone Trail is just west of Loveland, Colorado with easy access from route 34. It's a pretty easy hike to the main attraction of the trail, the "Keyhole". The Keyhole is a hole in the rocks of the Devil's backbone which allows hikers to see through the rocks to the Rockies, Long's Peak being the most prominent mountain.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very easy hike just be careful of the rattlesnakes! It is very easy to access each pathway and it's just gorgeous early in the morning when you walk the pathways around Devil's Backbone

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Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have passed Devil's Backbone several times enroute to RMNP. Pretty hike with great views at the top. There are restrooms at the trailhead. Don't forget the sunscreen. This hike is not shaded!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Devil's backbone is a nice easy hike with some moderate inclines. It is a open space so go early morning or evening if you are going in the summer. Otherwise, you better wear sunscreen and bring water. It is a popular hiking area so the trails can be pretty busy with runners and bikes, though there are separate sections for... More 

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Devil's Backbone, Loveland, Colorado is one of the best overall nature hike in the Front Range of Colorado. It is an easy hike with limited elevation gain. You do need good walking shoes(hiking). This is an open area so at this time of year it is best to visit in the early morning (before 10:00 AM) or late afternoon (5:00... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely love the Devil's backbone nature trail. I often visit by myself, with my family, friends and even for photoshoots. The old gypsum mine on the property makes an excellent background. Just don't clime on it or the rangers will stop you and can write you a ticket. The mine is off limits.

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