In the foothills of the Front Range about halfway between Fort Collins, CO and Loveland, CO is the Devils Backbone Open Space, owned and operated by Larimer County. This area is adjacent to Coyote Ridge Natural Area (operated by the city of Fort Collins), Prairie Ridge Natural Area (operated by city of Loveland) as well as Rimrock Open Space (also operated by Larimer County) and connected to each of these via hiking trails. This area is named for a prominent geological feature - Devil's Backbone - which is a highly-visible sedimentary hogback protruding from the ground like a spine. This combined area is popular with hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders and wildlife viewers who might see coyotes, mountain lions, rattlesnakes and more. Rising above the plains to the east, these areas provide excellent views in all directions.