2 miles
Distance
582 ft
Climb
-582 ft
Descent
00:18:45
Avg time

Benjamin Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Betasso Preserve
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13720 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Benjamin Loop is directional for bikers, and the direction changes approximately every two weeks. Please follow posted signs. The preferred direction from the Link Loop is clockwise (not that you have a choice, just be excited if that's the direction du jour). A moderate climb is rewarded with a swoopy descent through the pine trees that will have you feeling like Princess Leia on Endor (watch out for oncoming Stormtroopers). The are a few rocks and a little bit of exposure that may make this trail tricky for beginners.

Disclaimer

Trail closed to bikes on Wednesday and Saturdays. Please ride the posted direction.

More Stats for Benjamin Loop bike trail
  • Altitude min
    6,288 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,562 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,301 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,301 ft
  • Grade max
    -42.333%
  • Grade min
    56.956%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    443 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:01
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Status:
on Aug 1, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Benjamin Loop Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 310 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,625 rides
      •  

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      Jan 4, 2018 @ 8:35pm
      Jan 4, 2018

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      16 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Chetdoo (Sep 24, 2017 at 10:31)
       Day I rode this trail it was running counter-clockwise. Obvious signage on the trail. Fun ride. 1 or 2 tricky switchbacks. Intermediate rating is accurate.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag provin1327 (Apr 15, 2018 at 19:40)
       This is a clockwise only trail
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag tshralper (Jul 7, 2018 at 20:36)
       This trail is closed to mountain bikes on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag bocomtb (Aug 21, 2019 at 13:03)
       CW: Fast and fun. Worth 2 laps.
      CCW: No flow whatsoever. Skip it and ride Canyon loop twice.
      [Reply]

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