Benjamin Loop

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  4.2 from 13 votes
greenBlue  Easy/Intermediate from 6 votes
Rank: #1 in the Betasso Preserve area
#60 in CO, #231 Overall
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May 18 Green - Mostly Dry Dry
Trail in the area near Boulder,
“A new trail in 2011 that adds 4 miles of great singletrack to the Betasso system.”
Michael Ahnemann on Nov 21, 2012
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2.33.7 milesKilometers 261’80 m Ascent 6,540’1,993 m High 4% Avg Grade (2°)
Singletrack Type -258’-79 m Descent 6,286’1,916 m Low 22% Max Grade (12°)
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Bikes are prohibited on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Overview
1:30 average time for 7.2 miles. Details

Description
The Benjamin loop was new as of May 2011. It starts as a spur off of the farthest point on the Canyon Loop. This new trail was built by large groups of volunteers, and features significantly more interesting terrain than the Canyon Loop. This trail winds through thick forest, and in places is cut right into the side of rock faces that required major engineering feats to build.

The new trail flows very well, and offers a nice 4 mile addition to the original trail.
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COMMENTS
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PHOTOS of Benjamin Loop
  4.6 from 10 votes
Cruising down the Benjamin Loop. (Boulder, CO)
  3.3 from 3 votes
Sweet smooth singletrack through rough terrain! (Boulder, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Yeah, maybe my video sucks, but the point is that the trail is fun! (Boulder, CO)
  3.0 from 3 votes
Arriving at the Benjamin loop from the connector. (Boulder, CO)
  3.0 from 2 votes
One of the many superbly-made switchbacks on the Benjamin Loop (Boulder, CO)
  2.0 from 2 votes
Switchbacks at the Betasso Preserve (Boulder, CO)