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Trail

3.3 mile 5.3 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 438' 134 m
Descent: -439' -134 m
High: 6,589' 2,008 m
Low: 6,179' 1,883 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Michael Ahnemann

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

Michael Ahnemann

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Closed to bikes Wednesday and Saturday.

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The bike directionality changes month-to-month. Please check and follow signage at the trailhead.

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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May 5, 2019
Jay Perry
Awesome first ride with the new bike 3.3mi
Aug 24, 2018
Steph Milovic
Aug 23, 2018
Steph Milovic
Jul 27, 2018
Karim Bekka
Jul 6, 2018
Dom Morgan
Did a few laps around and had a great time! 3.3mi
Jun 17, 2018
Brett M
More climbing than anticipated, but a great loop for beginners getting into mountain biking. Had to dismount a few times due to lack of conditioning. 3.3mi
Jun 8, 2018
Lucy Fagan
May 30, 2018
Jake Oswald

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in Colorado

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