Betasso Link Trail

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The Betasso Link Trail is a short steep climb that's most often used when riding to or from Betasso from Boulder. To get to it, either ride up the Boulder Creek Path to where it dead ends at Fourmile Canyon and then jump onto Boulder Canyon Drive (Highway 119), or park at the head of the trail just before the tunnel on Boulder Canyon Drive.

It's 1 1/4 miles uphill - all uphill, steep, and very technical. The initial section follows the old water treatment pipeline, and is wide - but not easy. It's nearly always a loose & sandy, and has several significant technical areas. And did we mention steep? Once the trail leaves the old pipeline allighnment, it gets far more narrow, and has numerous tight switchbacks. and eventually climbs to and crosses Betasso Road. Shortly after, the trail ends at the Canyon Loop Trail. Heed the directional arrow, and continue your ride.

While this trail technically could be ridden as a downhill shuttle, we highly recommend against doing so for two reasons: 1) this is a heavily used trail close to town and you're going to cause a stress to others with your  downhill gear, and 2) the trail isn't that hard and you look a little foolish trying to play downhiller on a trail this uninspiring.

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1.25 mi.
650 ft.


snow-tastic and turning to mud fast, Betasso got about 12" of snow with the last storm!

Trail Meter: Poor»Good

trail work dry but loose and somewhat sandy

Trail condition updated to Poor.

From RangerFowler via Twitter: Watch for trail work on the Betasso Link Trail over the next couple of months. (Weather permitting) #boco_trails

Trail condition updated to Good.

From BCPOS staff: Betasso Link was shoveled on Tuesday and it should be good. Benjamin Loop is sloppy.

Okay, but not great for snow bikes on Monday 3/25. North facing slopes good. South facing has some slush/mud by 12pm. Go early

Trail condition updated to Poor.

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

Link Trail is great right now, but Betasso loop and Bewnjamin should not be ridden yet!

Trail Meter: Poor»Fair

Betasso Link road2road is good to go, but please stay OFF upper link. It needs another full day to dry out and then good to go Friday.

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