Dowdy Lake sunset

County Offices, Courts and the Landfill will be closed on Monday, September 7 in observance of the Labor Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County will not be disrupted by this closure.


Messages in Stone at the Devil's Backbone

Take a short hike with Naturalist Ed through millions of years of geologic history visible in and near the Devils Backbone Open Space, located just west of Loveland off Hwy 34. Learn key geologic ideas and how they help reveal the stories in the rocks of this prominent landmark.

The hike will be about 90 minutes and about 1 mile in length. Hike rating: easy. Please meet at the shelter on the south side of the parking lot.

Program is free, but registration is required. Please go to to sign up. Direct questions to Heather at (970) 679-4489.

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