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Mariana Butte Hogback Trail

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Loveland, Colorado

Mariana Butte Hogback Trail is a 1.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Loveland, Colorado that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 1.6 miles Elevation Gain: 196 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Part of Loveland's Mariana Butte trail system, the Hogback trail takes you from the Mariana butte golf course parking lot to Rossum Drive. Once you end up at the road head north to the entrance of the Oxbow Natural Area for additional mileage. The first part of the trail provides panoramic views of the front range, while the second part follows the back side of the Mariana butte hogback rock formation leading to the Big Thompson River. Once you reach the river you will follow it to the road.

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4 months ago

Overall it was enjoyable for a sunny winter day. Can see that it would be way too hot in the summer. Not overly crowded and people seemed to respect the leash laws (yay!) part of the trail was a bit icy.

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6 months ago

Hiked on 11/24. The trail is pretty muddy, but not terrible. Good quick, local hike. Saw a heard of roughly 100 elk at the end of Hogback trail, hanging out in Oxbow Natural Area.

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6 months ago

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9 months ago

I really like this trail. Along a golf course but it’s not the main scenery. The part along the river is gorgeous and fun to traverse. Definitely beats a paved trail any day.

Fri Jul 27 2018

This trail is great if you want to watch people play golf. I would recommend devils backbone instead.

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Thu May 31 2018

Nice trail in close to town. The segment along the river is especially scenic.

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Mon Nov 27 2017

The next time I do this trail, I will park on Rossum, then connect to the two Mariana Butte trails for a nice loop. For an urban trail, I really liked it. Not a lot of traffic and super close to Loveland.

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Fri May 03 2019

recorded Mariana Butte Area

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