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Canyon Loop

 26 votes

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


Singletrack

438' 134 m

Ascent

-439' -134 m

Descent

6,589' 2,008 m

High

6,179' 1,883 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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The original Betasso loop - a short but entertaining loop close to Boulder.

Mike Ahnemann

Overview

Closed to bikes Wednesday and Saturday.
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The Canyon Loop is a relatively quick loop (15-20 minutes) that can be ridden by most riders. It's got enough twisty singletrack and fast sections to keep expert riders entertained, but the lack of any extremely difficult moves or dangerous areas will allow intermediate riders to feel comfortable as well. Beginners might want to dismount for a tight right-hand turn on the downhill section, two stream crossings, and a couple of fairly steep (for beginners) uphill rock/root crossings, but even beginners will find that the enjoyment and beauty outweigh the frustrations by far.

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.

As you ride the downhill portion you might start thinking that the ride back up will be daunting, but it's generally gradual and easy; soon you'll be back at the trailhead, thinking very seriously about doing the loop again.

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Oct 15, 2017
Philip Strom
Oct 5, 2017
Chris Fletcher
Jul 30, 2017
Ali Warren
Jul 23, 2017
Michael Prochoda
Great ride today! Somewhat exposed with minimal tree cover and quite a bit of rocky climbing when ridden clockwise.
Jul 2, 2017
Kaitlin Fertaly
May 28, 2017
Matt Deegler
Apr 16, 2017
Tony Fagan
Mar 14, 2017
Jason Marple

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  3.7 from 26 votes

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All Clear 1 day ago
Dry - There some very small patches of snow but they didn’t cover the trail just on the sides.
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