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“Good hiking spot for all ages”

Ranked #2 of 54 things to do in Loveland
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“Good hiking spot for all ages”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

This trail is not among mountains and pine trees, but it is a great place to go for any type of hike you are seeking. We like it because it is close to town, and when we have visitors from "the lowlands," it is a great place for a walk at a bit lower altitude before they head up to the RMNP.

It is best in the early spring and fall because there isn't any tree cover and the Colorado sun can get hot. There are great views for The Keyhole.

One should be aware that there are rattlesnakes in the area, A bike rider was bitten this year. But, we have never sighted one on the shorter hikes. They don't like us any better than we like them. :-)

Visited November 2012
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Loveland, Colorado, United States
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6 reviews
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“Great on cool days”
Reviewed December 13, 2012

Close to town. Easy trail. You can go a short circuit or take a very long walk. No trees but great vistas. Historic area.

Visited December 2012
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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“nice”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

It's a great local area of which you can hike, take the dogs and have a great experience outside. It's so close to town, why go up to the mountains. When you don't have time to travel, explore this area, it's awesome.

Visited June 2012
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Loveland, Colorado
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26 reviews
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“Nature Hike”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Devil's Backbone trail is located just on the west edge of Loveland, easy to access with plenty of parking. Nice views of the mountains to the west, & the valley running north/south. Great rock outcrops as well.

Visited November 2012
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Loveland, Colorado
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45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Gorgeous Hike, Not Far From Town”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Devil's Backbone is a great option for those wanting a hike at any length or difficulty not far from Loveland. The sun is nice and the rocks and small cacti give the area an Arizona-feel, but with a beautiful view of the Rockies. I recommend going on a weekday if you can, trails get pretty crowded on Saturdays and Sundays, which can be troublesome when you're constantly having to move over for bikes to pass. Bikes, horses and dogs are all welcome at Devil's Backbone and most people are very friendly. We visit quite often.

Visited November 2012
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