Betasso Preserve

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.98 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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June 28, 2015
 
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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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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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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September 22, 2014
 
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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August 10, 2014
 
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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August 8, 2014
 
Review: Intermediates can go slow. Or go fast for more difficulty. Great trail. Some loose gravel, but fun fun fun

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August 2, 2014
 
Review: Great ride with nice views. Both the Benjamin and Canyon loops are directional which minimizes passing and makes for great riding. The Benjamin loop is a bit less technical than the Canyon loop.

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July 31, 2014
 
Review: Great 5pm ride. Can be accessed from Boulder Canyon Road via Betasso Connector.

Not very long, but a great loop.

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June 25, 2014
 
Review: This place has so much flow and the maintenance is great. The path is very buffed out so it's not much of a challenge to your technical skills. The rolling nature of the trail makes it seem like you are doing a lot less climbing than you actually are. I would say 90 percent of this trail can be done on your big/middle ring. I subtracted one star for the crowd. Don't come here expected to find solitude, there will always be someone riding up behind you or someone ahead of you that has to move over. Tack on a couple laps of the Benjamin Loop to up your mileage/vert.

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June 4, 2014
 
Review: Great flowly quick after work ride. The link trail from Boulder Canyon adds a challenging uphill and rewards you with a fun descent at the end.

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Betasso Preserve MTB Trail 3.98 out of 5 based on 49 ratings. 49 user reviews.
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