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Date Sunday  4/18/2021
End Date
Group Northern Colorado
Event Title Devil's Backbone Open Space
Start Time 8:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Anita Wright
Co-Leader Carolyn Hammond
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 6
Type Trip
Trip Type Hike
Pace Casual
Classification Moderate A
Trail Mileage 6
Elevation Gain 715
Driving Distance 24


Devil's Backbone Open Space, 1725 Hidden Valley Drive, Loveland

For more info Contact

Anita Wright,, 970-222-5920


Devil's Backbone: Enjoy the beautiful rock formations and panoramic views of the Devil's Backbone Open Space on this popular 6-mile hike. We will meet at 8:00 am at the Loveland JAX (formerly K-Mart) parking lot's east edge to carpool to the Devil's Backbone Open Space trailhead by 8:15 am. Masks are required when congregating and within a 6 foot distance. Wear sturdy footwear for the rocky trail, and bring along your essentials (water, food, gloves, hat, sunscreen, snack, etc.).

We will begin hiking north for about a mile using the Wild Loop trail, then take in the panoramic views to the west while looking through the backbone "Keyhole". We will continue north to the Hunter Loop and hike along the north half, then onto the Laughing Horse Loop, where we will enjoy a brief snack while taking in the views from this high point. As we continue the hike, we will finish this loop and begin our return via the south half of the Hunter Loop. After completing this scenic loop, and hiking .6 miles further south, we will decide if we wish to return via the main trail or the Wild Loop trail to the trailhead/parking lot.


If muddy conditions exist, the trail may be closed, so an alternate hike will be arranged at either Horsetooth Mtn. Open Space or the first half of Round Mtn. in Big Thompson Canyon. We will hike!


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.