I've played a lot of golf at Mariana Butte Golf Course in Loveland (very poorly), but I have never climbed to the top of the butte.  Now there is a trail to get there. Volunteers have completed a new trail which allows public access to the top of the butte, just east of the Golf Course . The Mariana Butte Trail was constructed over the last year by the Colorado Addicted Trailbuilders Society and other volunteers.

This “Trail to the Top” offers spectacular 360-degree views of Loveland and the surrounding area and provides nearly 1 mile of natural-surface hiking trails with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities and panoramic views.

What you need to know

The trail is open daily from sunrise to sunset. To best preserve the landscape, hiking is limited to the established trail and bikes are prohibited. Parking, restrooms and concessions are available at the Mariana Butte Clubhouse.