Larimer County Parks and Open Lands

Fort Collins, Colorado – Point of Geological Interest G13

image: Devil's Backbone panorama

Devil’s Backbone panorama – Image by Jim Disney, courtesy of Larimer County Parks

Larimer County has several county parks in areas of geological interest, including Carter Lake, Eagle’s Nest, and Devil’s Backbone. Geology walks are led at these areas on occasion, and group or student tours may be arranged. The fascinating and spookily realistic Devils Backbone, a spine of vertically dipping Dakota Sandstone west of Loveland, may be toured using a self-guiding brochure that describes the local geology and the related cultural history.

Tel: 970-679-4570
On the web: Larimer County Parks