Devil’s Backbone—Wild Loop Trail Topo Map

5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews
5 out of 5
The Devil’s Backbone is a unique rock formation perched atop the hogback in the foothills west of Loveland. A short and easy hike provides panoramic views of the grasslands and mountains to the west, all seen from a unique geologic showcase. Within the Devil’s Backbone Open Space, beyond the Backbone itself, is an extensive trail system that allows options for much longer hikes. The trail described here, the Wild Loop, is an easy 2.5-mile interpretive hike. It is named for Alfred Wild,who purchased the southern part of the backbone in the late nineteenth century. The Louden Ditch runs through the area near the trailhead, and excavations for gypsum, found in abundance here, can be seen around the first part of the trail. The Backbone itself, which runs from the northwest to the southeast for about 3.5 miles, is composed primarily of Dakota sandstone. The hogback was formed from layers of sedimentary rock that were laid down in stratified layers, then tilted at an angle and eroded at different rates. The Devil’s Backbone Open Space is open year-round, but for day use only. Rock climbing is prohibited and dogs must be on leash. There are restrooms at the trailhead.
center mark
Elevation at center:
Drg Name:
Drg Source Scale:
Projection: NAD83/WGS84

Display format:

Loveland, Colorado

Get Devil’s Backbone—Wild Loop Trail Topo maps on One of Colorado's best camping sites, Devil’s Backbone—Wild Loop Trail is located near Loveland, CO. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Devil’s Backbone—Wild Loop Trail . You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Devil’s Backbone—Wild Loop Trail route ahead of time.

Activity Feed

Mar 2018