Betasso Preserve

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.00 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


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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Gnarly


September 24, 2015
mtbark Gnarly  
 
Review: Fun trail not real long but good for a quick ride. There is a little bit of climbing but it's not to bad. Not much in the way of technical stuff, we seen a lot of people out there riding with casual clothes and bikes. Some of the downhills were a blast but short lived. Be sure to hit the connector trail and get in the second loop and then come back and finish the first loop. Has some really scenic spots.

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August 20, 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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Bunny Hop

July 31, 2015
lawmanfl Bunny Hop  
 
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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Betasso Preserve MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 59 ratings. 59 user reviews.
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