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Betasso Link Trail

 40 votes

1.2 Miles 1.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

601' 183 m

Ascent

-1' -0 m

Descent

6,473' 1,973 m

High

5,871' 1,790 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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

Mike Ahnemann

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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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Lower section is vastly improved (no more looseness, but still interesting) - thanks to the trail builders! Aug 2, 2013
Mike Ahnemann
Boulder, CO
Mike Ahnemann   Boulder, CO  
You're right Fabrizio! Thanks for reminding me... I'll update the description. Aug 2, 2013
marshall moose
Golden, Colorado
marshall moose   Golden, Colorado
I gotta say I'd choose to drive to this trail rather than driving up to the proper trailhead - the climb is hard yet not too bad, and the descent is an absolutely sick way to end a couple fast laps on Betasso. The lower section is great - really nice trail work! I wouldn't want to miss this if I was doing Betasso. Oct 26, 2015

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