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Great short hike close to town

Great spot for a quick hike that's close to town. The basic loop is about 2 miles and has some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin H
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Loveland, Colorado
Devil's Backbone Delight

Sometimes, Loveland CO residents, if you look close enough while driving West on Route 34 you will... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
wttwphoto
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Loveland, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great spot for a quick hike that's close to town. The basic loop is about 2 miles and has some varied terrain and elevation over that span. The keyhole spot is cool to pause and take in a view. I would not take our small...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sometimes, Loveland CO residents, if you look close enough while driving West on Route 34 you will see an opportunity to find a great mental get away right in your own back yard. Quiet, interesting, easy to access and easy to walk through with great...More

Thank wttwphoto
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for a hike that offers great scenery. Good trail for all types of hikers. Use plenty of sunscreen, since not much shade.

Thank randydavis6080
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The access point is right off Eisenhower Rd, on the west side of Loveland. We walked about 45 minutes to the Keyhole formation. There are some rocks and rough parts on the trail, but there were lots of children and dogs. This sandstone hog's back...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This morning we stopped at Starbucks on Hwy 34 and then drove to Devil's backbone. We hiked up to the keyhole and enjoyed our Starbucks. It is about a mile and a half up there so it makes for a nice little hike.

Thank Carolyn S
Reviewed 10 July 2018

This is a pretty well maintained trail. It does connect to the Coyote Ridge trail and can go all the way to Horsetooth Reservoir. Don't forget to see the Keyhole while you're up there.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

This is a moderately tough bike ride from Horsetooth lake in Ft Collins to Loveland on US 34. Take along plenty of water and watch for rattlesnakes. They are on the trail. If you have young children please keep an eye on them cause snakes...More

Thank wizzardthompson
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I hiked an easy trail with some members of my family who live in another state. We took the hike to the Keyhole on an trail marked easy. It was beautiful but my family, who is not used to the altitude did not find the...More

Thank Casey W
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Beautiful hike. Can’t go very far on horseback until it gets extremely rocky. If you only care about riding a few miles, then horses are good, but go during the week. Weekends are too crowded for horses. Watch for bikers!

Thank Christy H
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Easy and enjoyable hike! Watch out, there are some natural stone steps that could be slippery. It’s a little disappointing to see houses when you reach the top of the hillside.

Thank Jill B
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I've only seen dogs on leashes - but it doesn't mean everyone abides the law.
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It is walkable, just mind your pace, and realize that you are at altitude, which can have a significant effect on some people. Be conservative - some expend too much time and energy going out, and don't turn back soon... More
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