Unique geology, abundant wildlife, and gorgeous views are just some of what draws visitors to Devil’s Backbone Open Space. This easy hiking loop offers all of those things in a relatively condensed package, taking you along the Devil’s Backbone itself. You may spot red-tailed hawks, golden eagles, elk, bobcats, fox, mule deer, a myriad of wildflowers, and more. Keep in mind that so much more is accessible from this trail network to the north as well, should you get hooked on what you experienced here.
Given its proximity to the city and immense beauty, expect a fair number of people on the weekends. Traffic can be especially high in the evening due to its westerly views.
This eroded arch provides the perfect frame for the regions mountains and valleys. Not surprisingly, it is a popular overlook. The formations are quite fragile, so please be sure to make no impact on the site beyond a wonderful photo.