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Devil's Backbone Nature Trail

Rt. 34, Loveland, CO
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Easy trail

Very easy trail. There seems to be a lot of rattlesnakes in this area, so you need to pay... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Carmen W
Loveland, Colorado, United States
via mobile
Good hike in town!

This is a good hike within Loveland. We missed Garden of the Gods after moving and in some ways... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Rt. 34, Loveland, CO
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very easy trail. There seems to be a lot of rattlesnakes in this area, so you need to pay attention. Great trail in the winter.

Thank Carmen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good hike within Loveland. We missed Garden of the Gods after moving and in some ways (not all - no one roast me for this), this is a miniature of GoG with the interesting rock formations. Not a difficult hike at all.

Thank Morgan0711
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Beautiful mountains. Easy to mild trail- there are a few trails. Some trails are not marked. Bike and horse trails too!

Thank vickiebrewer
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a good rock feature and a good hike. It is an easy hike for the most part. The trail can get really busy. Watch out for the rattle snakes and the bees in the summer.

Thank Scissorkickers
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Took the family there. What a nice walkway to hike. Easy enough for young children to explore and the view was breathtaking. Suitable for mountain biking, horse trail and just hike. Lots to do and lots of open space. You can decide how far you...More

Thank May F
Reviewed 23 April 2017

I escaped the I25 mayhem and enjoyed running in this nice open space. Trails are well marked and maintained. Views are nice as well as the peacefulness. The geology is cool too.

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This trail is close to town (Loveland, CO), easy, and beautiful. It works great for mountain bikers, trail runners, and families with children. Dogs are welcome too.

Thank 151stevee
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Nice, easier hike for family. The path is fairly narrow in many areas so it can get crowded. We're careful not to go at times because of snakes. Free to park.

Thank LovelandS
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Offers great views and interesting rock formations. The view through the keyhole is outstanding although the area around the backbone had been developed more in recent years.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 17 March 2017

My favorite hike in Loveland. The trail has gotten a lot busier over the last several years, but if you go really early in the morning you'll have it to yourself. Beautiful views, great birding, lots of wildflowers during the summer. Be advised that there's...More

Thank Heidi K
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Traveling with my son who is autistic and very frightened of dogs not on a leash. Are there leash laws for dogs on trails or are they allowed to roam free?
28 March 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.
We will be traveling with a disabled individual (walks well, just some visual issues). How is the actual surface of the trail for walking (smooth, stones, rocks, inclines, etc...) and how far would you estimate the walk is (from where you would park, to the arched area)? Thank you :-)
3 February 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