Devil's Backbone Geology Hike
Event Date: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 8:30am to 10:30am

Join Larimer County naturalists for an up-close introduction to the geology of Devil’s Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland, off of Hwy 34. Learn about the rock layers that formed from 200 million-year old beaches, lakes and rivers and the subsequent forces that have reshaped these layers into the unique landscape we see today. Hike rating: easy. Please dress appropriately for the weather, and pack some water. Program is free, but registration is required.


Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 
(970) 619-4565
Contact Name: 
Molly Casey
Devils Backbone Open Space
1725 Hidden Valley Dr
Loveland, CO 80538

From Loveland:

  • Take Highway 34 west of Loveland to just past mile marker #88 (2 miles west of the K-Mart). Turn right (north) onto Hidden Valley Drive just east of the old water tank. The trailhead is on your left.

From Denver:

  • Take 1-25 north to Exit 257B (Highway 34 - Loveland). Drive west through Loveland and follow directions from above.

From Fort Collins:

  • Take Taft Hill Road south from Fort Collins to U.S. Highway 34 (Eisenhower) and turn right (west). Proceed west on U.S. Highway 34 and follow directions from Loveland above.