Betasso Preserve Trail

MODERATE 116 reviews
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Betasso Preserve Trail is a 8.1 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
8.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1643 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. On Wednesdays and Saturdays bikes are NOT allowed.

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Overall it's a decent loop, as others have mentioned, it's primarily used by bikers.

About half the loop has some shady coverage and the creek provides a nice diversion, although during the Summer months it runs to a trickle in parts.

Can make for a fun day in conjunction with other trails in the area. I would definitely recommend Bummer's Rock for some amazing views and a fun short trek near by.

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Fun for kids

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2 months ago

Great early morning hike !!

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is great for hiking or mountain biking. We hiked it and I found it a very good challenge

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mountain biking
3 months ago

Rocky switchbacks hike you up to the loop. long flowy wider trail with space for hikers and bikers. nice views, occasional benches

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