Dream Lake iced over - RMNP

County Offices, Courts, and the Landfill will all be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 for the Memorial Day Holiday. Critical services at Larimer County are not disrupted by closures.


Devil's Backbone Open Space Conditions

Report last updated: 5/21/2016

Current Conditions

photo from park
Improved Devil's Backbone Trailhead on March 11
Park situation


Please park in designated spots only.

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!

For Natural Resources events and activities, check out the Events Calendar!

Weather conditions can change rapidly at open space areas. Dress in layers, carry extra clothing, and be prepared for cold, wet, and stormy weather.

Work is being performed to have the new mountain bike trail open this spring. Please stay out of the area until the trail is officially open.

Snake Sightings
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.

Be snake aware!




See the Parks and Open Lands event calendar.
Background Image: Dream Lake frozen over in Rocky Mountain National Park by Bryce Bradford. All rights reserved.