Explore Colorado: Devil’s Backbone

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Jennifer Broome takes the Wild Loop in search of the keyhole at Devil’s Backbone.

There are some great hikes along the Front Range and one area you should put on your hiking list is Devil’s Backbone Open Space.  The Devil’s Backbone Rock Formation is an iconic rock formation in Loveland.  There are about 12 miles of trail in the open space that also connects with Horsetooth Mountain Open Space and Coyote Ridge Natural Area.  The Wild Loop Trail in Devil’s Backbone Open Space takes you to the Keyhole.  It is about 2.7 miles and perfect for a family hike.