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Devil's Backbone Nature Trail

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Address: Rt. 34, Loveland, CO
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Easy trail hike

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW 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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Wichita, Kansas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great parking. Nice paths. This was a good substitute since I did not have time to get up in the mountains and run.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the hike I take whenever I walk with my dogs. Great hike, beautiful trails, and love bringing my friends here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Each stop is a good rest for the kids with a great view of the landscape. Is always great to find wildlife around and is fun to challenge yourself going further each time.

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Thank Yasmin R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great trail running in Loveland! A lot of people warned us of the Rattlesnakes, but we never encountered any. Great views and backdrop for your trail run!

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

This is a great way to get your hiking legs under you. There are three different loops each elevating your level of input as well as level of challenge. Opt out after an hour or walk to Fort Collins. The Rangers are friendly and helpful and always seem to raise the roof on giving the public more and more

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Loveland, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Great location right near loveland to get some outdoor time in. The keyhole area is gorgeous at sunset. Not a difficult trail for hiking. A legit trail though for trail running and mtn biking. There is wildlife in the area so keep your eyes open!

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loveland colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Nice hike, go early to avoid crowds and the snakes that come out when it warms ;) Can't beet the views.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We only hiked out to the 'Keyhole' but the trail continued on for as far as I could see. The trail is open with no shade so bring water, a hat, and sunscreen. We met lots of hikers, bicyclists, and people out with their dogs. Horseback riders seem to be welcome here, as there were signs directing them which trail... More 

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