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.


50/50 snow and dirt sections on 3/15 but would have melted out quite a bit since then.

Trail Meter: Poor»Good

"Adventurous" fatbiking, but getting much better. All south-facing slopes have really good traction. North facing is a bit more challenging. I ran about 3 lbs and had pretty good traction. Probably well packed by Sunday night.

Trail Meter: Fair»Poor

yesterday: 8" snow. Today: snow rapidly turning to slush

Trail Meter: Good»Fair

Conditions are great. A few small patches of slushy snow and mud this afternoon. All very ridable.

Trail Meter: Poor»Good

Great riding this morning on Benjamin/Betasso/Link all good to go. Couple of small icey spots but nothing you cannot ride/walk around.

Trail Meter: Good»Poor

Sloppy slushy icy and bound to get worse before it gets better

Trails did not see as much snow as in town. Ran at lunch today and they are good to go. * Please stay off meadow on Betasso Link. Use the road instead for a few days.*

Everything at Betasso is rock steady. Get out while it's hot!

Trail Meter: Poor»Good

Thurs AM Benjamin Link and Loop 98% dry. 2% ice. 100% rideable! Ridden in AM when ground was cold but there wasn't much mud anyway.

1 day ago: Trails at Betasso are muddy and icy. Please update when you know more!

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