1 miles
Distance
619 ft
Climb
-21 ft
Descent
00:19:25
Avg time

Betasso Link Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Betasso Preserve
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #19270 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Betasso link is a hard climb with very steep grades from the start on usually very dusty and loose rock. Pretty much all but the best are going to hike a bike for a little bit. The top mellow out in grade but still very flowy with some rocks. Down is a blast. Flowy up top and it gets rockier and steeper as you go. Definitely recommend hitting it up if near Boulder.

The Link trail is not closed to bikes on Wednesdays and Saturdays like the rest of Betasso. If you choose to ride on these days, please respect the trail closures on the rest of the system.

Access Info

Easy to access. Go into Boulder Canyon about 5 miles and the parking lot is on the right hand side, right before the tunnel. (This is coming from Boulder).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Betasso Link mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    598 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,872 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,478 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,872 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,470 ft
  • Grade
    9.493%
  • Grade max
    -45.14%
  • Grade min
    61.311%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    301 ft
  • Distance flat
    29 ft
  • Avg time
    00:19:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:58
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Status:
on May 4, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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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      Betasso Link Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 4, 2020 @ 5:43am
      May 4, 2020
      Perfect conditions. Rest of Betasso is dry as well.
      Apr 23, 2020 @ 6:13am
      Apr 23, 2020
      reporter Perfect hero!
      Apr 18, 2020 @ 11:42am
      Apr 18, 2020
      reporter Ranger Fowler, "Trails are slushy and muddy. Give it a few days to dry out. Might even get some rain this afternoon."
      Apr 5, 2020 @ 8:06am
      Apr 5, 2020
      reporter Hero!
      Mar 19, 2020 @ 4:43pm
      Mar 19, 2020
      reporter Betasso Ranger: 16” at Betasso and still snowing. Roads bad.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 74 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,494 rides
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      Photos

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      Nov 17, 2019 @ 10:40pm
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      May 20, 2015 @ 8:14am
      May 20, 2015
      309 |
      May 20, 2015 @ 8:13am
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag bocomtb (Oct 18, 2019 at 15:57)
       Steep, kinda loose, well armored. Southern exposure so it melts out quickly during the winter. This is one of the best trails on BCOS land and might actually be a destination ride if it were twice as long.
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