Benjamin Loop

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The Benjamin Loop singletrack opened on May 17, 2011, and in the process doubled the amount of trail at Betasso. It's a loop, connected by a short stem to the current Canyon Loop, and also to Foumile Road via the Fourmile Link Trail.

This is a swoopy, flowy, gorgeous trail, much like the Canyon Loop. The trail twists and turns, with moderate climbs no matter which direction you're traveling. It's a hoot, and is especially fun when combined with the other trails in this park.

The Benjamin Loop is possible due to open space purchases by Boulder County Parks and Open Space (BCPOS). After acquiring 400 acres to the north and west of Betasso Preserve, BCPOS decided to build an additional 4 or so miles of trail that connect to the Canyon Loop Trail, and the Benjamin Loop was born.  Whenever you see some County staff on the trails, thank them for building this awesome shared use trail!

Important stuff you should know:

  • This trail is closed to bikes on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • This trail has a required direction for bike traffic at all times.
  • Trail direction changes on the 15th of the month

Please obey these rules and BMA will continue to work with BCPOS to make the system work better.

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2.4 mi.

Comments

Completely dry!

From RangerFowler via Twitter: Canyon Loop is now clockwise, Benjamin Loop set at counterclockwise starting tomorrow at Betasso Preserve. Enjoy! #boco_trails

From RangerFowler via Twitter: For a change of scenery the cyclist direction on the Benjamin and Canyon Loops at Betasso Preserve is now counter-clockwise. #boco_trails

From RangerFowler via Twitter: Starting a new project at Betasso today installing half-mile markers on Canyon Loop and Benjamin Loop. Hard digging in rock! #boco_trails

From RangerFowler via Twitter: Bicycle direction signs changed today at Betasso. Clockwise on Canyon Loop and counterclockwise on the Benjamin Loop. #boco_trails

A bit dusty, but good

perfect conditions - firm tread, trail held up great with the thunderstorms

From RangerFowler via Twitter: Trails at Betasso are wet and muddy. More rain predicted. Keep your eye on the sky. Take shelter if necessary. #Boco_Trails

Getting dry and dusty!

Dry, zero mud.

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