1.2 miles
Distance
619 ft
Climb
-21 ft
Descent
00:22:39
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
  • 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
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 25 in Trail Running
    • 45 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
    00:22:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:55
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Status:
on May 9, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4 (9 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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      Betasso Link Trail Reports

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      May 9, 2021 @ 11:55am
      2 days
      reporter One puddle in near the top and one soft berm, otherwise perfect hero gravel.
      May 4, 2021 @ 10:08am
      May 4, 2021
      reporter From Boulder County Parks & Open Space, "Betasso trails on 5/4 are wet from the recent rainfall, but not in bad condition. There may be...
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 6:01pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      reporter No puddles!
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 10:34am
      Apr 24, 2021
      reporter Betasso Ranger, "Snow and ice in shaded areas. Trailheads are relatively dry with a little mud. Hikers said Benjamin loop is mainly dry, aside...
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 9:47am
      Apr 20, 2021
      reporter Betasso received 9" of snow on 4/19-4/20
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 101 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,701 rides
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      Photos

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      May 27, 2020 @ 10:54pm
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      Nov 17, 2019 @ 10:40pm
      Nov 17, 2019

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      1 Review & 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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      Videos

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      youtuber Riding Boulders in Boulder, CO | JF Rides Edition
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