Devil’s Backbone – In A Colorado Minute (Week 267)

Devil’s Backbone is a very impressive long stretch of rock walls and towers near Loveland in Larimer County, Colorado. The 2,198-acre Devil’s Backbone Open Space with its 12 miles of trails is free to enter and open from dusk to dawn. Exploring these rock formations and peeking through the photogenic Keyhole had been on my hiking and filming list for quite a while. This week, Scott, Whiskey and I braved the heat and blazing sun and discovered a new favorite place in nature.

The contrast between sweeping green valleys dotted with wildflowers, the rock walls and the snow-covered Rocky Mountains create an incredible vista. Other highlights include the ravens (at least we were told they were ravens) and finally making it to the Keyhole (big opening in a rock wall), which rewarded us with shade and a nice breeze (notice Whiskey sticking her face into the wind).

By the way, all but one are actual video shots; those clouds were moving very slowly.

The song in this video is called “Marathon Man” and was written and performed by Jason Shaw, who made this song available via the CC BY 3.0 license. Thank you, Jason, for all your wonderful! For the record, I sped this song up a tiny bit.

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