Betasso Preserve Trail

MODERATE 80 reviews
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Betasso Preserve Trail is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Boulder, Colorado that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
564 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Betasso Preserve now has 2 loops, the Canyon Loop and the Benjamin Loop. The Canyon loop is 3.3 miles, a .75 mile connector and the 2.4 mile Benjamin Loop.

6 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

Nice trail but narrow and heavily trafficked with mountain bikes. Go wed or sat when no bikes for hiking

hiking
21 days ago

walking
1 month ago

By far the most disappointing "hike" I've ever been on. Unless I missed most of the trail, it was a half mile tops, with mediocre views. Would not recommend.

1 month ago

Nice family loop. Recommend hiking against bike traffic.

2 months ago

hiking
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2 months ago

3 months ago

Canyon Loop is a wonderful hike

3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Really nice rolling trail up in the mountains.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice, well-kept trail. Views aren't anything special. The trail is also open to mountain bikers except for Wednesdays and Saturdays (I went on a Sunday). Bikers were all very polite and safe.

7 months ago

Nice trail with average views. It is heavily used by mountain bikers on Sundays. If you want a peaceful hike, go on a day that doesn't allow bikes. I think it is Saturday and Wednesday. I spent the majority of the hike moving to the side of the narrow trail to let the cyclists go by. Would also not recommend for dogs on Sunday due to this reason.

backpacking
7 months ago

Not crowded, peaceful trail. Nice drive down canyon in Boulder to get there.

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

Really nice loop. Not the most mesmerizing views but I like the way the trail feels.

9 months ago