Betasso Preserve

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.06 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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Gramcounter

September 18, 2016
 
Review: Betasso is a perfect 8 mile or more spin before or after work
Is not difficult but it can be challenging
When in the conifers is so nice
Be aware of hiking only days Wednesday and Saturday

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Granny Gear

August 9, 2016
 
Review: Very smooth, very nice ride. Most of the trails are one way traffic so make sure to pay attention to the signs. The downhill switchbacks can come up quickly so pay attention, we had a buddy flip off on one.

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Granny Gear

June 26, 2016
hjcolon24 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Love it

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Granny Gear

June 26, 2016
ebcolon Granny Gear  
 
Review: One of the best trails I have ever experienced.

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Granny Gear

June 26, 2016
ebcolon Granny Gear  
 
Review: Link trail is spectacular

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Gramcounter


March 20, 2016
 
Review: This is a great, easily accessible trail that's fun, quick and moderately challenging. The trail is closed to MTB on Wednesday and Saturday. It's also a directional trail as many have indicated. The Benjamin loop is consistently one direction, however the Canyon loop alternates direction. Because of how easily this trail is to get to there are lots of hikers and trail runners. There are also lots of riders of varying skill level. So as many have said before me on this tread, be friendly and respectful of all trail users!

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Gramcounter


March 13, 2016
 
Review: Another fun trail in the Front Range, and is more accessible for riders of most skill levels. There can be a lot of hikers or beginner riders out there, so be respectful of them.

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Trailblazer


November 30, 2015
Brian87 Trailblazer  
 
Review: This trail is a little different than most. There is designated traffic direction for bikes that can change week from week. The signs at all the trail heads will let you know the direction of traffic. This however, does not apply to the hikers, so watch out for them. It is also closed on Wednesdays and Saturdays I believe. This trail is mostly single track and can be rocky in sections, but for the most part it isn't very technical. It does have its ups and downs and can be alot of fun.

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Bunny Hop


October 14, 2015
zgcracker Bunny Hop  
 
Review: This was my favorite trail for a short ride when I lived in Boulder. Smooth fast and flowy for much of the trail, it's proximity to Boulder is a bit of a curse as the ease of access brings tons of people onto the trail. I began riding it at a time when you could ride both directions any day. Because of high use and conflict between bikers and non-bikers they put limits on the days which you can ride and the direction which you ride. I loved doing the loop one way, then turning around and riding it the other. Definitely try to avoid the high traffic times to get the most fun as you can really fly when the trail is empty.

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Bunny Hop

October 14, 2015
 
Review: This is a really fun ride. About an 11k loop with mostly narrow single track and mild hills. No real tech so it would be a good intro for someone just getting started. Trail has a designated direction (good) and is closed to bikes on Sunday and Wednesday.

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Betasso Preserve MTB Trail 4.06 out of 5 based on 64 ratings. 64 user reviews.
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