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      Red-tailed hawks soaring above, grasslands carpeted with wildflowers, towering rock formations - these are just some of the natural features to be enjoyed at the 2,198-acre Devil's Backbone Open Space. Its 12 miles of trail connect to Rimrock Open Space and Horsetooth Mountain Open Space for hiking, running, horseback riding, mountain biking, wildlife viewing, observing nature, as well as enjoying close-up inspection of the rock outcrop and long vistas.


      A volunteer naturalist led hike at the Backbone [Photo: Rick Price]
      The Devil's Backbone itself is one of the most impressive and visible geologic landmarks in Larimer County, as well as an important cultural feature with a rich and colorful history.

      Drinking water is available at the trailhead.
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      Photos of Loveland Mountain Bike

      trail: Ginny
      9 |
      Sep 14, 2017 @ 4:02pm
      Sep 14, 2017
      Ginny, My City
      trail: Valley Loop
      14 |
      Apr 7, 2017 @ 5:36pm
      Apr 7, 2017
      Valley Loop, Fort Collins
      trail: Ginny
      366 |
      Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:28am
      Dec 24, 2014
      Ginny, Masonville
      trail: Ginny
      238 |
      Dec 24, 2014 @ 9:28am
      Dec 24, 2014
      Ginny, Masonville
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      Videos of Loveland Mountain Bike

      How to Break Your Foot in Three Simple Steps
      trail: Ginny
      0:51 | 785 | Feb 20, 2017
      Bobcat Ridge, Ginny Trail Downhill (Short version)
      trail: Ginny
      218 | Aug 31, 2016 , Loveland
      Bobcat Ridge, Ginny Trail Downhill (Full version)
      trail: Ginny
      176 | Aug 31, 2016 , Loveland
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      user #1005442mtbyeticotrailGinnyI rode this as an out and back. The climb is...
      Dec 10, 2017 @ 6:27am
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      Dec 10, 2017 @ 5:38am
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      user #1208098ShumakertrailGinnyI found this trail difficult and I consider...
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      Dec 10, 2017 @ 5:38am
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      Nearby Riding Areas

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      Horsetooth Mountain 12 12 116.5 km
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      10
      Total Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7 miles
      Total Descent
      3,139 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,010 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,936 ft
      Reports
      12
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      162
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