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Devil's Backbone Nature Trail

Rt. 34, Loveland, CO
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Great Place to hike if you only have 1 hour or you have a whole day!

This is a great place to take beginning to moderate hikers. The trails are easy elevation and... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Indianapolis, Indiana
Nice trail, you can go a mile or 5 miles!

Love this hike with my kids, it's just strenuous enough but overall pretty easy and breath taking... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Loveland, CO
via mobile
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Rt. 34, Loveland, CO
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is a great place to take beginning to moderate hikers. The trails are easy elevation and there is so much to see all along the trail. The parking is good and there are public bathrooms. I love to see the little kids on the...More

Thank dkb506
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Love this hike with my kids, it's just strenuous enough but overall pretty easy and breath taking views once you get down the trail a little ways. Nice big parking area, picnic tables and restroom

Thank COchicky
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I are new to Colorado and new to hiking... we LOVE the Devil's Backbone trail. It's well traveled and there are rangers on trail usually. We love that everyone brings their dogs with them to hike. The trail is just challenging enough...More

Thank TedeElizabeth
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Not too good to go from the South end heading North. I've come this direction from the North but not made it the whole way to the parking area before heading back. From this end it is too steep with hairpin turns and too many...More

Thank RickiDeLuz
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We have often hiked this trail. It is too hot in the summer but nice as an off season hike. The best part is that one can make this a long day or just a short hike. Since the trail was extended beyond toward Fort...More

Thank Ulli L
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good views and great rock formations are the key attractions to this particular hike. At point the valley both on the East and West are visible. The trail runs mainly on the East side of the ridge.

1  Thank Rick T
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The Devils Backbone hiking trail is located west of Loveland in the foothills. It's an easy hike with views of open prairies as well as mountains. There are bathrooms and ample parking at the trailhead and a few picnic tables nearby. In the summer you...More

Thank BarbieMurphy
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were pleasantly surprised by this trail. This area has miles of well-maintained trails, and is not crowded. Watch for deer and other wildlife. The keyhole is the perfect place for photos. This might not be a good trail for hot summer days because it's...More

Thank Rosesonata
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My wife and I stopped in to this park out of curiosity on our way back to the airport. We got out and did a short hike, but had to get back to the airport, so we had to cut it short. I know we...More

Thank PNM7691
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a great place to take your out-of-town friends and family who want to get just a little exercise. After the initial walking up slope, you will be treated to a fabulous panorama of the rock formation called 'Devil's Backbone.' You can turn around...More

Thank Barbara H
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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