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Devil's Backbone Nature Trail

Rt. 34, Loveland, CO
+1 970-619-4570
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Great for hikers, too rocky for horses

Beautiful hike. Can’t go very far on horseback until it gets extremely rocky. If you only care... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Christy H
via mobile
Easy, fun hike

Easy and enjoyable hike! Watch out, there are some natural stone steps that could be slippery... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
Jill B
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“easy hike” (19 reviews)
“bring water” (9 reviews)
“great hike” (14 reviews)
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Rt. 34, Loveland, CO
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+1 970-619-4570
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"easy hike"
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"bring water"
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"great hike"
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"close to town"
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"rock formations"
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"fort collins"
in 13 reviews
"interesting geology"
in 4 reviews
"front range"
in 11 reviews
"short hike"
in 7 reviews
"views are great"
in 3 reviews
"open space"
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"beautiful mountains"
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"fitness levels"
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"winter hike"
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"favorite hike"
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"south end"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful hike. Can’t go very far on horseback until it gets extremely rocky. If you only care about riding a few miles, then horses are good, but go during the week. Weekends are too crowded for horses. Watch for bikers!

Thank Christy H
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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

Easy and enjoyable hike! Watch out, there are some natural stone steps that could be slippery. It’s a little disappointing to see houses when you reach the top of the hillside.

Thank Jill B
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Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem on the front range. Easy access and a gentle hiking area with amazing views of the foothills and valley. You can hike this all the way to Horsetooth resveroir in Ft. Collins. You might need to have two cars unless...More

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Reviewed March 4, 2018

I love this area so much. It's great for a short hike or you can go for a long hike. The views are beautiful. I have never hiked this in the hot summer. I love it in the fall the best because it's not crowded...More

Thank 199judyd199
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Took several out of town guests on a hike here and they were awed at the scenery. The only downside is the plethora of horses and bikers that have to share the trail, it can get a little overwhelming at times.

Thank eagene
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

This is a fun trail to walk, run or bike. We go with dogs and it is always a good time. It can be made easy or difficult depending on what you want that day. Highly recommended

Thank alison C
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Reviewed February 17, 2018

I have hiked, and use to hunt this area long before it was a designated trail. It now is surrounded by housing but still has retained some good hiking areas. The times I have hiked the area and a ranger person was present they were...More

Thank Poudre1
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

I had no idea that this wasn't near Loveland Pass - Loveland is closer to Fort Collins. If you're actually reading this, you already knew that! This trail is exactly that. It's a nature trail, not an incredibly tough hike. We went with a group...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

Great place to take the scouts on a short winter hike. The kids love it & there’s a lot to see. Not far from town & an easy hike..

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Reviewed January 7, 2018

Still amazes me how nature can create shcu a structrure. Worth the trip and pictures taken. Not so much a secluded trailk, but an open area.

1  Thank M Richard M
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Jaime A
March 9, 2018|
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Response from 15marigold | Reviewed this property |
The trail is free to everyone.
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cbrennan8
March 27, 2017|
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Response from EssGeeKay | Reviewed this property |
I've only seen dogs on leashes - but it doesn't mean everyone abides the law.
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February 3, 2016|
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Response from Bradley S | Reviewed this property |
It is walkable, just mind your pace, and realize that you are at altitude, which can have a significant effect on some people. Be conservative - some expend too much time and energy going out, and don't turn back soon... More
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