Devil's Backbone Nature Trail

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Devil's Backbone Nature Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Loveland, Colorado that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.4 miles 623 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

wildlife

An extension to the Devils Backbone that takes you into some scenic places. A 3.5 mi. extension to the Devils Backbone Interpretive Trail. After a short but fairly steep up hill you will enter a rolling plateau that has some awesome views of the CO foothills with Longs Peak in the background. If you're quiet and observant you may see some deer along with other wildlife. For an area that is so close to civilization the quiet and solitude of this place is a nice respite. The views of the Devils Backbone from the summit gives a different view to this geological wonder.

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2 days ago

Super nice trail. Only downside is that it is a bit busy on the weekend, I can see myself going back.

2 days ago

Easy starter trail...

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5 days ago

Good for what it is. Very accessible but usually pretty crowded on weekends.

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1 month ago

It was a nice hike, but there was a ton of people and a large majority were kind of rude. This would be an awesome early morning or later evening hike.

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2 months ago

nice but short; the sunset curfew is annoying especially later on in the year.

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2 months ago

A decent hike, best quality is that it's easy to get to. There were a lot of bikers on some portions which means we had to be a bit more on edge/aware of someone needing to whip by, but it wasn't too troublesome. Views are nice once you gain some elevation, but since it's so close to town seeing so many developments detracts from the views a bit.

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3 months ago

Very busy but great views

3 months ago