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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

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      Videos of Loveland Mountain Bike

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      Trails
      10
      Total Distance
      16.8 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      7.3 miles
      Total Descent
      3,139 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1.3 miles
      Total Vertical
      1,936 ft
      Reports
      4
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      105
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