3.2 miles
Distance
673 ft
Climb
-673 ft
Descent
00:18:08
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Canyon Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Betasso Preserve
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #5853 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #11678 in Trail Running
    • #5297 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 60 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

Popular trail near town that provides some good cardio, is mostly buff and often wide singletrack. There are some spots of embedded rough rocks, and narrow navigating through the pine trees. Rocks and some exposure can make this trail difficult for beginner riders.

Disclaimer

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

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Canyon Loop multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude min
    6,171 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,598 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,470 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,470 ft
  • Grade max
    -209.83%
  • Grade min
    61.607%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,061 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:54
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Status:
on Jan 18, 2023
Snow Packed
Avg: 4 (15 votes)
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      Canyon Loop Trail Reports

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      Jan 18, 2023 @ 10:26am
      Jan 18, 2023
      reporter From Betasso Ranger, Approximately 5” at Betasso and still snowing."
      Dec 18, 2022 @ 2:56pm
      Dec 18, 2022
      90% dry with intermittent icy and snow covered sections up to 50’. Ice was mostly tacky at 40°, but there are a couple slick spots.
      Nov 29, 2022 @ 8:53am
      Nov 29, 2022
      reporter From Betasso Ranger, "6-7” of fresh snow at Betasso. Roads and parking lots have been plowed. AWD/4wd and good tires recommended."
      Nov 18, 2022 @ 9:57am
      Nov 18, 2022
      reporter From Betasso Ranger, "Roughly 9” and about 5°F at Betasso this morning! "
      Nov 15, 2022 @ 7:45am
      Nov 15, 2022
      reporter From Betasso Ranger, "Approx. 2 inches of snow at Betasso. "
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 157 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,834 rides
      • Last: Dec 18, 2022

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      Sep 28, 2021 @ 5:31pm
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      Apr 13, 2018 @ 7:40am
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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      KC25 (Nov 3, 2021 at 9:15)
      Tons of fun, lots of stumps and rocks to jump on. Starts with downhill and you gotta climb back to the car. Fairly techy downhill but still solid blue
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      • + 0
      Cfries008 (Sep 27, 2021 at 16:37)
      Is this area worth hitting on a cross if used to moderate rocks?
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      tshralper (Jul 7, 2018 at 20:37)
      This trail is closed to mountain bikes on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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      Chetdoo (Sep 24, 2017 at 10:33)
      Trail was running clockwise the day I rode this trail. Great trail. Very fun!
      [Reply]





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      Canyon Loop - Boulder, Colorado - Specialized...
      8:17 | 317 | Jun 7, 2021 , Boulder
      Betasso Preserve Canyon Loop 14 JAN 18 1080p
      6:49 | 1009 | May 3, 2018 , Boulder
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