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.

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.

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1 day ago

mountain biking
3 days ago

8 days ago

Interesting rocks along the trail path.

hiking
14 days ago

I go here a lot especially during the winter when the roads are too bad to go anywhere else. It's pretty much always crowded and people have no control of their dogs. I don't even bother going up to the key hole because there's so many people up there. We did have a run in with a huge rattlesnake last summer so always be aware of where you're stepping. If you can go up on an off day early in the morning it's a pretty nice spot close to town though.

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14 days ago

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18 days ago

Great place to hike and get outside! Went with our family and toddler and we went about 2 miles. Go as far or short as you want.

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19 days ago

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24 days ago

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25 days ago

Glad we did it once, but we won't do it again. Family hike. Youngest child 5 yrs old and oldest 9 yrs old. This is dry, rocky terrain. We hiked to the keyhole and back. There are no trees once you hit the trail. While the rock formation is neat, there is only access to it up close at the keyhole itself. Barely worth the 45 minute drive to get there.

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26 days ago

26 days ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

excellent trail. the key hole is definitely worth the trip.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Our first family hike! Hot with little shade. great test hike.

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Easy family hike. Get there early, parking fills up by 10:00a.m.