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Betasso Link Trail

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Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 601' 183 m
Descent: -1' 0 m
High: 6,473' 1,973 m
Low: 5,871' 1,790 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (5°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)

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A useful section of trail that makes it possible to ride Betasso from town.

Michael Ahnemann

Electric Mountain Bikes Not Allowed

Features Drops/Jumps

Description

This trail isn't one that you'd choose to drive to, but it adds some extra singletrack to the Betasso trail system, and makes for a nice way to ride Betasso from town.

There's a small parking area just off the Canyon road (119), but it's a better idea to park somewhere near the base of 119 and ride up the bike path.

The trail starts with a difficult climb - it's a granny gear hill with several loose sections. It can be ridden bottom to top, but even the most experienced riders will usually walk at least one part of the climb. There is a major effort to smooth out and improve the stability of the lower section of this trail (May 2013).

After the initial slog, the trail switches back several times and becomes more gradual before it crosses the road and continues up to intersect with the Canyon Loop. On the way back down, it's a fun, fast descent, but be careful on the final section - the loose trail that's difficult to climb can be equally dangerous to descend.

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May 22, 2020
Zach Renshaw
1.2mi — 0h 20m
Aug 12, 2019
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Aug 2, 2019
Russ Brakefield
Jul 10, 2019
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Jul 5, 2019
Tata Ridesalot
Jun 24, 2019
Don Williams
May 31, 2019
Evan Ruzanski
22mi — 1h 40m
Jan 10, 2019
Larry Clinton

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  3.9 from 61 votes

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Photos

Progression of the Betasso climb in three shots.
Oct 30, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Smiles for miles up(?) the Betasso Link Trail.
Jun 9, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Looking back at the initial climb from Boulder Canyon
May 28, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Nice hairpin turn.
May 28, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Sweet little rollers before big sweeping right.
Oct 19, 2015 near Boulder, CO
A view from above Boulder.
May 28, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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