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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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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,626
      State Ranking
      #33
      Trails
      30
      Total Distance
      42 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      6,808 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      7,010 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,936 ft
      Reports
      110
      Photos
      38
      Ridden Counter
      385

      Photos of Loveland Mountain Bike

      trail: Blue Sky
      28 |
      Mar 28, 2018 @ 1:54pm
      Mar 28, 2018
      Blue Sky, Fort Collins
      20 |
      Feb 16, 2018 @ 8:00am
      Feb 16, 2018
      Laughing Horse, My City
      22 |
      Feb 16, 2018 @ 7:59am
      Feb 16, 2018
      Laughing Horse, My City
      19 |
      Feb 16, 2018 @ 7:59am
      Feb 16, 2018
      Laughing Horse, My City
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      Videos of Loveland Mountain Bike

      How to Break Your Foot in Three Simple Steps
      trail: Ginny
      0:51 | 809 | Feb 20, 2017
      Mountain Biking Devils Backbone Trail Colorado
      20:13 | 6 | Jun 1, 2018
      A chunky ride on the Devil's Backbone.
      trail: Blue Sky
      135 | Aug 31, 2016 , Loveland
      A chunky ride on the Devil's Backbone.
      147 | Aug 31, 2016 , Loveland
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      Recent Comments

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      user #1005442mtbyeticoreportBlue SkyDid you mean to say the North end of Blue Sky...
      Jan 6, 2018 @ 10:27am
      Jan 6, 2018
      user #1005442mtbyeticotrailGinnyI rode this as an out and back. The climb is...
      Dec 10, 2017 @ 6:27am
      Dec 10, 2017
      user #1005442mtbyeticoreportPowerline RoadIt looked like this trail or section of road...
      Dec 10, 2017 @ 5:38am
      Dec 10, 2017
      user #1208098ShumakertrailGinnyI found this trail difficult and I consider...
      Sep 29, 2016 @ 2:27pm
      Sep 29, 2016
      user #1072387SurlykmtrailRim RockNot a difficult trail, climbing is similar to...
      Sep 6, 2015 @ 10:09pm
      Sep 6, 2015
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