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    Devil's Backbone Conditions

    Thinking about ridin' Devil's Backbone Sunday, anyone been out there recently? Rode it about a month ago and the connector was a mess, but past that was pretty good.

    Thanks in advance........TJ

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    Rode it last Sat. Backbone was dry, Blue sky had some patches of snow and unfortunately some were riding around them, that section may get muddy this weekend. Did the Indian Summer loop, dry as well. Didn't do anything past the loop so I can't comment on Coyote or Blue Sky past Indian.

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    Sounds good, probably give it try. Thanks

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    Twas fantastic last Sunday....occasional mud, little snow, but mostly dry

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    Quote Originally Posted by trail_junkie
    Thinking about ridin' Devil's Backbone Sunday, anyone been out there recently? Rode it about a month ago and the connector was a mess, but past that was pretty good.

    Thanks in advance........TJ
    I rode it yesterday. A few patches of snow still but totally rideable. Should be very little snow left on it by Sunday.

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    How much is a pass to ride up there? I'm guessing that you have to get a pass per bike correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by humdinger4u
    How much is a pass to ride up there? I'm guessing that you have to get a pass per bike correct?

    Thanks, Michael
    Nope. No pass required. It's freeeeeee.

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    I guess I read the web site wrong, thanks looks like fun!!

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    I rode it today. It was great. Definitely some snowy patches but not bad. The Blue Sky trail was the worst part. I walked most of it but it was worth it for Indian Summer loop. Not bad for January Worth the trip from Golden.

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    Can anyone tell me where it is. Sorry, i am new here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by humdinger4u
    I guess I read the web site wrong, thanks looks like fun!!

    Michael
    You're probably thinking of Horsetooth, which does require a pass. Its $6 per day, and I think annual passes are something like $70. Blue Sky Trail connects DBB to Horsetooth, and if you were to continue into Horsetooth I think you're supposed to get a pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffkenn
    Can anyone tell me where it is. Sorry, i am new here.
    Its west of Loveland.

    Go to TrailCentrail.com, under Larimer County you'll see the trail. Put in your starting location and it will give you directions to the trailhead.

    Here is the link to the trailpage on TrailCentral.com.


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    Thanks. It is down to here or pueblo.

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    one more question. Is it ok to ride here alone? I will going up by myself.

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    ride alone there all the time. Same general guidelines apply for wildlife awareness that are adviseable throughout the front range. The trail itself is pretty much a no brainer, but take a look at the map before you leave the parking lot and you'll have map opportunities before you cross the valley floor and again at the intersection of the rimrock trail. County website should provide maps as well.
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    I'm thinking of going up tomorrow late morning to early afternoon.

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    I rode it today, I didn't get all the way back to the Blue sky trail but what a GREAT day for a ride!! I think that I did pretty good for my very first trail ride on a mountain bike.

    Tomorrows to be an even nicer day then today, get out and do it. A storm is to be coming towards the evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trail_junkie
    Thinking about ridin' Devil's Backbone Sunday, anyone been out there recently? Rode it about a month ago and the connector was a mess, but past that was pretty good.

    Thanks in advance........TJ
    I was out there today and with the warmer temps, there are a couple bogholes on the lower section (1'st mile out from the trailhead), but totally rideable. Once you are out to the middle loop, it's dry and smooth sailing. Laughing horse was dry for the most part other than where snow is still in the shade.

    There was heavy traffic today....everyone jonezin' to get out. If the forcast holds for Sunday, I'd expect similar conditions.

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