Canyon Loop

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  3.6 from 12 votes
greenBlue  Easy/Intermediate from 7 votes
Rank: #3 in the Betasso Preserve area
#281 in CO, #2,432 Overall
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Jun 30 Green - Dry
Trail in the area near Boulder,
“The original Betasso loop - a short but entertaining loop close to Boulder.”
Michael Ahnemann on Nov 21, 2012
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3.35.3 milesKilometers 438’134 m Ascent 6,589’2,008 m High 5% Avg Grade (3°)
Singletrack Type -439’-134 m Descent 6,179’1,883 m Low 12% Max Grade (7°)
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The Canyon Loop is a relatively quick loop (15-20 minutes) that can be ridden by just about any rider. It's got enough twisty singletrack and fast sections to keep intermediate and expert riders entertained, but the lack of any extremely difficult moves or dangerous areas will allow beginners to feel comfortable as well.

The trail surface is dry, hard-packed dirt most of the way, with a short section that winds through slightly more lush forest. There are some nice views along the way, looking out over the hilly terrain of the foothills.
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PHOTOS of Canyon Loop
  4.0 from 2 votes
Progression of the Betasso climb in three shots. (Boulder, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
The trail is smooth and wide through the trees to finish the Canyon loop. (Boulder, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
The meadow (Boulder, CO)
  2.0 from 1 vote
Nice, easy singletrack in Betasso (Boulder, CO)