Betasso Preserve

4.06 out of 5
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↑ 900 ft
↓ 700 ft
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.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (67)

Bunny Hop

September 2, 2019
Review: If you start steep climbing it's not that easy. Watch for correct days to go one way or another.


March 2, 2018
lawmanfl Gramcounter  
Review: Definitely a blast, but several parts host 2-way traffic. Flows nice with technical and flowing sections. Overall a great work-out with nice views. One of the better trails we road in the Boulder area.

Granny Gear

August 13, 2017
Review: I'm never a fan of trails where you have to finish going uphill. Other than that, this trail was pretty good. It's nice to have a trail with some length that's not too technical. It wasn't too crowded on a summer Sunday when I was there which was nice.


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

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.

Granny Gear

June 26, 2016
hjcolon24 Granny Gear  
Review: Love it

Granny Gear

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

Granny Gear

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


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!


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.

Betasso Preserve MTB Trail 4.06 out of 5 based on 67 ratings. 67 user reviews.
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