1.2 miles
Distance
619 ft
Climb
-21 ft
Descent
00:22:37
Avg time

Betasso Link Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Betasso Preserve
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #11023 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #47404 in Trail Running
    • #15207 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Betasso Link mountain bike trail 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 mile
  • Distance down
    301 ft
  • Distance flat
    29 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:37
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:57
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on May 22, 2022
Variable
Avg: 3.9 (9 votes)
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      Betasso Link Trail Reports

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      May 22, 2022 @ 9:32am
      1 day
      reporter From the Betasso Ranger, Snow is melting quickly at Betasso, but come prepared for snowy/muddy trail conditions."
      May 8, 2022 @ 5:01am
      May 8, 2022
      May 5, 2022 @ 4:24pm
      May 5, 2022
      Mar 15, 2022 @ 5:19pm
      Mar 15, 2022
      It’s a litttle muddy above the road, below the road is good.
      Mar 13, 2022 @ 7:24pm
      Mar 13, 2022
      Some puddles, not much snow, drop is clear
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 241 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,590 rides
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      May 27, 2020 @ 10:54pm
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      May 27, 2020 @ 10:50pm
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      May 27, 2020 @ 10:48pm
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      253 |
      Nov 17, 2019 @ 10:40pm
      Nov 17, 2019

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      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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      • + 0
      Jenna-moore (Nov 9, 2021 at 15:41)
       Got my ass handed to me on this route to canyon loop Highly recommend.
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      youtuber Riding Boulders in Boulder, CO | JF Rides Edition
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      Canyon Loop // Betasso Preserve
      3:45 | 169 | Apr 12, 2019 , Boulder
      Four Seasons in a Day
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