Benjamin Loop

Trail Meter: 
Good

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 a recent 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 within the political process to make the system work better.

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2.4 mi.

Comments

Awesome shape!

A little dusty and loose, but totally dry!

A few soft spots, tiny amount of ice - enjoy it!

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

Dry

Trail Meter: Poor»Fair

from RangerFowler via Twitter: Just came in from a hike. Canyon Loop at Betasso is much improved. Lots of mud. Benjamin Loop is passable, snow in spots.

from RangerFowler via Twitter: Don't be fooled, there is a lot of snow and ice on the trails at Betasso! Muddy spots too! Would advise against using!

from @RangerFowler via Twitter: Windy at Betasso today. Trail still mostly snow and ice especially on the backside. Some muddy sections.

from RangerFowler via Twittter: Trails at Betasso Preserve are snow packed and icy! Working on installing blue diamonds along trail. https://twitter.com/#!/RangerFowler/status/175378413450838016/photo/1

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

RangerFowler via Twitter: Loops at Betasso Preserve are snow packed or muddy. South facing trail is muddy. Avoid use when conditions warrant. [I think he means "avoid use unless frozen"]

damp in spots... fantastic condition... repeat as necessary!

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