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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      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.
      Boulder Canyon 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. Boulder Canyon Drive/SH 119 will be under construction through February 2021. Check for road and Boulder Canyon Trail closures before you head up. https://www.codot.gov/projects/co-119-boulder-roadway-improvements
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      Region Details
      • 4
      • 1


      Caution on May 9, 2019

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #606
      State Ranking
      #25
      Trails (view details)
      5
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      5
      Trails Trail Running
      5
      Total Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      1,721 ft
      Total Vertical
      725 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,598 ft
      Reports
      142
      Photos
      26
      Ridden Counter
      1,248

      Popular Betasso Preserve Mountain Biking Trails

      Betasso Preserve Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Super Betasso
      16 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
      8 mile Betasso All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog8 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

      Photos of Betasso Preserve Mountain Bike

      trail: Fourmile Link
      26 |
      Apr 13, 2018 @ 7:50am
      Apr 13, 2018
      trail: Canyon Loop
      111 |
      Apr 13, 2018 @ 7:40am
      Apr 13, 2018
      trail: Fourmile Link
      47 |
      Apr 13, 2018 @ 7:40am
      Apr 13, 2018
      20 |
      Mar 12, 2017 @ 3:30pm
      Mar 12, 2017

      Videos of Betasso Preserve Mountain Bike

      Canyon Loop // Betasso Preserve
      3:45 | 8 | Apr 12, 2019
      Santa Shreds
      1:40 | 549 | Dec 21, 2017
      The Mountains in Our Mind
      5:34 | 141 | Dec 17, 2016
      Four Seasons in a Day
      3:22 | 302 | Sep 8, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Loop Link
      May 9, 2019 @ 11:25am
      May 9, 2019
      WetgetvertOpen, but expect mix of snow/muddy/wet...
      Canyon Loop
      May 9, 2019 @ 11:24am
      May 9, 2019
      WetgetvertOpen, but expect mix of snow/muddy/wet...
      Fourmile Link
      May 9, 2019 @ 11:24am
      May 9, 2019
      WetgetvertOpen, but expect mix of snow/muddy/wet...
      Benjamin Loop
      May 9, 2019 @ 11:24am
      May 9, 2019
      WetgetvertOpen, but expect mix of snow/muddy/wet...
      Betasso Link
      May 9, 2019 @ 11:24am
      May 9, 2019
      WetgetvertOpen, but expect mix of snow/muddy/wet...
      Betasso (parking lot connector)
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 3:33pm
      Apr 18, 2019
      DrygetvertFrom @RangerFowler on Twitter: "Betasso...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1180926GearsAndBeeesaddridelogMay 17, 2019 ride log
      May 24, 2019 @ 4:33am
      2 hours
      user #1789116TDog78addridelogMay 17, 2019 ride log
      May 20, 2019 @ 4:34am
      May 20, 2019
      user #1722049mranzinaddridelogMay 19, 2019 ride log
      May 19, 2019 @ 12:48pm
      May 19, 2019
      user #1679495kd5kuuaddridelogApr 7, 2019 ride log
      May 19, 2019 @ 4:27am
      May 19, 2019
      user #1269179Ders316addridelogApr 5, 2019 ride log and 25 more
      May 18, 2019 @ 8:07pm
      May 18, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      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
      user #1265484ChetdootrailCanyon LoopTrail was running clockwise the day I rode...
      Sep 24, 2017 @ 10:33am
      Sep 24, 2017
      user #1265484ChetdootrailBenjamin LoopDay I rode this trail it was running...
      Sep 24, 2017 @ 10:31am
      Sep 24, 2017

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Boulder Open Space 14 km
      Walker Ranch 2 15 km
      Valmont Bike Park 6 7 35.9 km
      Lefthand OHV 1 2 5 36.4 km
      Middle Country 1 1 46.8 km
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