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      Betasso is a popular trail system close to town. It gets a lot of traffic from both hikers and mountain bikers alike. The trails are directional for bikes, but that direction changes approximately every 2 weeks and is provided on signs.

      Expect flowing single track that is mostly pretty easy, with some small embedded rocks and rooty areas, and few stiff pitches. Some trails are fairly narrow with exposure and may not be suitable for beginners.
      Parking google parking directions
      Disclaimer:
      Betasso is closed to bicycles on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Bikers are required to travel Canyon Loop and Benjamin Loop in the posted direction. A change in direction is made approximately every two weeks.
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      Region Details
      • 4
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      7
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      7
      Trails Trail Running
      7
      Trails Horse
      1
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      1,839 ft
      Total Vertical
      770 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,643 ft
      Reports
      343
      Photos
      42
      Ridden Counter
      3,045

      Popular Betasso Preserve Mountain Biking Trails

      Betasso Preserve Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Super Betasso
      16 miles
      Betasso Loops
      7 miles
      14 mile Betasso Ridepopular ridelog14 miles
      15 mile Betasso All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog15 miles
      9 mile Betasso All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog9 miles
      6 mile Betasso Ridepopular ridelog6 miles
      12 mile Betasso All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog12 miles
      21 mile Betasso All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog21 miles
      12 mile Betasso Cross-country Ridepopular ridelog12 miles
      12 mile Betasso All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog12 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 18 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Betasso Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Betasso Link
      110 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 10:54pm
      May 27, 2020
      trail: Canyon Loop
      96 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 10:53pm
      May 27, 2020
      trail: Benjamin Loop
      65 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 10:52pm
      May 27, 2020
      trail: Betasso Link
      80 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 10:50pm
      May 27, 2020
      trail: Betasso Link
      85 |
      May 27, 2020 @ 10:48pm
      May 27, 2020
      trail: Betasso Link
      166 |
      Nov 17, 2019 @ 10:40pm
      Nov 17, 2019
      trail: Canyon Loop
      309 |
      Apr 13, 2018 @ 7:40am
      Apr 13, 2018
      trail: Fourmile Link
      184 |
      Apr 13, 2018 @ 7:40am
      Apr 13, 2018

      Videos of Betasso Preserve Mountain Bike

      Canyon Loop // Betasso Preserve
      3:45 | 121 | Apr 12, 2019
      Santa Shreds
      1:40 | 574 | Dec 21, 2017
      Four Seasons in a Day
      3:22 | 342 | Sep 8, 2016
      Betasso Run
      4:22 | 38 | Sep 4, 2016
      Snowy Spring Session
      4:38 | 22 | May 2, 2016
      Betasso Run
      4:52 | 42 | May 1, 2016
      Linked
      2:49 | 283 | Apr 16, 2016
      Betaso Link Trail
      3:46 | 361 | May 12, 2015

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Benjamin Loop
      May 9, 2021 @ 11:57am
      2 days
      IdealWendyBMA BMA Sunday morning pre-rain - running great.
      Canyon Loop
      May 9, 2021 @ 11:56am
      2 days
      VariableWendyBMA BMA Sunday morning pre-rain - very nice....
      Betasso Link
      May 9, 2021 @ 11:55am
      2 days
      IdealWendyBMA BMA One puddle in near the top and one soft...
      Fourmile Link
      May 7, 2021 @ 7:28am
      May 7, 2021
      IdealWendyBMA BMA From 303 Trail Monitor, "Riding just...
      Bummers Rock Connector
      May 4, 2021 @ 10:08am
      May 4, 2021
      WetWendyBMA BMA From Boulder County Parks & Open...
      Bummers Rock Connector
      May 4, 2021 @ 10:08am
      May 4, 2021
      WetWendyBMA BMA From Boulder County Parks & Open...
      Loop Link
      May 4, 2021 @ 10:08am
      May 4, 2021
      WetWendyBMA BMA From Boulder County Parks & Open...
      Betasso (parking lot connector)
      Mar 3, 2021 @ 6:46pm
      Mar 3, 2021
      IcyMuddy and icy

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1493826WendyBMAaddreportBetasso Link and 2 more
      May 9, 2021 @ 11:56am
      2 days
      user #1493826WendyBMAaddreportBenjamin Loop and 2 more
      May 7, 2021 @ 7:28am
      May 7, 2021
      user #2171534Georgeyu27wishlisttrailCanyon Loop
      May 5, 2021 @ 11:44pm
      May 5, 2021
      user #1493826WendyBMAaddreportBenjamin Loop and 6 more
      May 4, 2021 @ 10:08am
      May 4, 2021
      user #2104197Jenkins6736wishlisttrailBetasso Link
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 5:39am
      Apr 28, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1864310bocomtbtrailBetasso LinkSteep, kinda loose, well armored. Southern...
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 3:57pm
      Oct 18, 2019
      user #1864310bocomtbtrailBenjamin LoopCW: Fast and fun. Worth 2 laps. CCW: No flow...
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 1:03pm
      Aug 21, 2019
      user #1550651tshralpertrailCanyon LoopThis trail is closed to mountain bikes on...
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 8:37pm
      Jul 7, 2018
      user #1550651tshralpertrailBenjamin LoopThis trail is closed to mountain bikes on...
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 8:36pm
      Jul 7, 2018
      user #1261865provin1327trailBenjamin LoopThis is a clockwise only trail
      Apr 15, 2018 @ 7:40pm
      Apr 15, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Boulder Open Space 14 km
      Walker Ranch 1 1 15 km
      Valmont Bike Park 6 8 25.9 km
      Lefthand OHV 1 2 11 26.4 km
      CU South Campus 26.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike58 miles1,722 ft4 miles725 ft
      #862#4463733123,438
      Hike79 miles1,837 ft4 miles771 ft
      #664#38953311117
      Trail Running79 miles1,837 ft4 miles771 ft
      #669#389331129
      Horse11,424 ft125 ft
      1231
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