Betasso Preserve

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.04 out of 5
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Intermediate
7
miles

Singletrack
↑ 900 ft
↓ 700 ft
6,535
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Betasso is a quick smooth loop through forested hills, with plenty of tight turns and speedy downhill sections. The climbs and descents alternate enough to allow even a beginner to have a good time on this track. In some places the trail is cut right into the side of the mountain, so you are looking at a serious drop off if you\'re not paying attention. The trail has some nice views and is well maintained. The trail directions alternates monthly, so make sure you read the signs at the trailhead. Regardless of the trail direction, you will start off descending, and finish up climbing. There are two main (directional) loops: from the main parking lot you will start on the canyon loop, about halfway through, there is a connector trail that leads to the flowy, somewhat less technical, Benjamin loop.

Bikes are not allowed on this trail on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
added by RebusDoubletrack August 26, 2005
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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August 19, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: I asked for pointers when arrived at the trailhead and.was told "ride all the trails" which aside from a short.section of out and.back trail connect to each other. The climbs are long but never too steep. Most sections.of trail are smooth. The downhills are long and.just fast enough that when you feel you want to start braking you see enough of the trail to keep on the gas! I would've given 5 stars if it had single track instead of the fire road climb to finish.

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Granny Gear

August 17, 2015
akendall Granny Gear  
 
Review: Great riding area! Fun for all riding abilities, with occasional technical bits for more advanced riders.

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Bunny Hop

August 14, 2015
mobenw Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Intermediate for cardio and some tight singletrack. The rocky/ rooty sections are conveniently more open. Very versatile trail - can be good for all skill levels.

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Poseur

July 31, 2015
lawmanfl Poseur  
 
Review: Great trail and scenery. The ride is a great mix of flowing and winding track with switchbacks to keep you on your toes. It has a great mix of technical sections with downhill.

A great day of cardio, but watch out for on-coming bikers. It has many two-way sections, and there are hikers as well. Overall it was an awesome time that I would ride again.

Similar Trail: Heil Ranch

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Gnarly

June 28, 2015
Gdb49 Gnarly  
 
Review: Great trail, lots of weekend traffic as you would expect on trail this good on a weekend. Took my daughter, only her second time riding and she found it very manageable, just a few brakes to rest up for the 1100 feet of elevation gain. Nothing technical so it is a great beginer trail and those are hard to find. Technical/ beginner, endurance/ intermediate. Beauty/ top notch!

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Bunny Hop


November 22, 2014
 
Review: This was my first time riding in Colorado, and I was very impressed with this trail. First half was all down hill then Benjamin loop added some more difficulty and great views along the way. Then to finish was a nice steady climb. Great views and fun trail.

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Granny Gear

September 25, 2014
 
Review: Great mix of ups and downs for front range riding. Also enjoyed the shade during the middle of the day.

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Granny Gear

September 22, 2014
aktionjac Granny Gear  
 
Review: I like this trail a lot, it gets a ton of traffic on the weekends as others have said. not very technical, great for beginner riders that don't want an easy trail. be careful on the 2 way section that connects the two loops, there are a lot of blind corners and not everyone is looking out for oncoming traffic.

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Poseur

August 10, 2014
GPzMike Poseur  
 
Review: Great trail system and I really like the one-way system that's being used. Trail in good condition and is a good mix of climb and descent in and out of the trees with very little in the way of rock gardens. The loops are easy to do over and over to increase mileage and there were a number of bikes out so there was always someone to play with. The bike patrol was out and he was very helpful. Sure would be nice if we could ride the trails one weekday and one weekend day without hikers and runners just as they have two days a week without us.

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Bunny Hop

August 8, 2014
gcstandi Bunny Hop  
 
Review: Intermediates can go slow. Or go fast for more difficulty. Great trail. Some loose gravel, but fun fun fun

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Betasso Preserve MTB Trail 4.04 out of 5 based on 53 ratings. 53 user reviews.
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