Devil's Backbone Nature Trail

EASY 187 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
623 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

hiking
2 hours ago

I did the extended route up to Blue Sky Trail. It's nice if you want a longer hike but nothing too hard. The Keyhole route is always packed with people but once you get past to the Hunters Loop section of the trails it's less crowded. Definitely would recommend this trail if you're looking for a easy hike near town.

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trail running
6 days ago

We live near the Devils Backbone and it's one of my favorites to do a little trail running with my dog!

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hiking
1 month ago

Love this trail go here often it so close to home great way to exercise

1 month ago

It was a really good day for a hike. I hiked up to Laughing Horse Trail. then hiked back. I then walked to the Keyhole. Loved the hike. meet a lot of people on the trail.

1 month ago

Beautiful! Went on a weekday afternoon after the rain let up and we were pretty much the only ones out there. Saw lots of wildlife but watch out for rattlesnakes!

1 month ago