Larimer County Offices, Courts, District Attorney, and Landfill are closed on May 29, 2017 in observance of the Memorial Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.
Report last updated: 5/23/2017
Please stay on trail and do not go around muddy spots. If people go around muddy areas, the trail widens and vegetation is trampled. A widened trail is very difficult and expensive to restore. Thank you for helping to keep your open spaces beautiful!
The Devil's Backbone Trailhead is typically over capacity during weekends, holidays and some weekdays. We recommend carpooling, coming during non-peak times (before 9 a.m. or after 4 p.m.) and trying out other less-used open spaces. Please plan accordingly.
Devil's Backbone Trailhead webcam: www.larimer.org/naturalresources/bbone-webcam.cfm
The Devil's Backbone Trailhead has a potable water spigot and water fountain, but offers no other water and little shade for miles on the trail. Please bring water for yourself and your pets and take care to bring sunscreen and a hat to protect your skin and face from the sun!
For Natural Resources events and activities, check out the Events Calendar!
The new Hidden Valley Trail is Open!
The new trail is now open and accessible to bikers, trail runners and equestrian riders; however, no hikers are permitted on the Hidden Valley Trail.
Devil's Backbone is home to many species of snake, including Prairie Rattlesnakes. It is not unlikely for you to see a snake during the morning and evening when they are most active. If you encounter a snake, back away slowly and give it several feet of space to retreat. If you are bitten by a snake, stay put and call 911.
It is illegal to kill snakes at the Devil's Backbone.