Hiking Devils Backbone

It was a nice morning on the trail at Devil’s Backbone.  Despite the ominous name, it was a nice, short hike.  The trail came highly recommend from a friend and it was covered in our new favorite guidebook, Hikes Around Fort Collins, by Melodie S. Edwards.  The name refers to the rock formations that span the valley.  Quoting Edwards:

The “hogbacks,” as they are known, which stretch from north of Fort Collins all the way down the Front Range and including Devils Backbone, are remnants of an ancient seafloor that has been exposed by wind and water over hundreds of thousands of years.

devil's backbone trail
The Wild Loop on the Devils Backbone trail which parallels the Front Range.

At the trail head a free trail map and interpretive guide are provided (aslo available here).  It’s an easy hike that is family friendly and it allowed me an opportunity to test out the 3D shots with the Nexus 4 (here).

Me sporting a Drexel cap in “Keyhole” on the Devils Backbone. The backwards cap actually does a good job of keeping the sun off of my neck…

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