Betasso Link Trail

Trail Meter: 
Good

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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T: 4 A: 8 C: 4

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1.25 mi.
650 ft.

Comments

30%packed snow, 5% wet trail, a handful of puddles, and the balance dry.

Trail condition updated to Fair.

Primo!

This one too - although a little soil moisture at the bottom near the bridge. Perfectly ok for riding, though.

trail is dry.

Some snow on the trails at Betasso. Icy in spots. Wet in others, hardly any muddy spots. Conditions will change quick on the next, sunny days.

Trail Meter: Fair»Good

as good as it gets!

Trail Meter: Poor»Fair

buddy rode from lee hill to the end of the link, everything looked poor from there on the loop.

Trail condition updated to Poor.

From RangerOLeary via Twitter: It was a cool day at Betasso. Areas of ice, slush and mud on the Benjamin Loop and Fourmile Link Trails. #boco_trails

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