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Benjamin Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (6)

A forested singletrack that offers amazing views with a subtle elevation gain.


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Map Key

2.2

Miles

3.6

KM

Loop

6,523' 1,988 m

High

6,286' 1,916 m

Low

267' 82 m

Up

270' 82 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

44%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

The driving directions attached to this page will not take you to the trailhead. Make sure to use the official trailhead parking and access.

Description

The Benjamin Loop connects to the Canyon Loop via the Benjamin Trail Link. This trail is the favorite section of the Betasso Preserve Featured Hike.

This trail features hard packed dirt with some exposed roots and rocks. This singletrack trail climbs out of the valley to the rim via switchbacks. The trail continues on the ridge offering amazing views and descends in a similar series of switchbacks; the elevation gain is subtle.

Contacts

Shared By:

Duncan Moore with improvements by Lee Harris

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 6 votes

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#829

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#9,315

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Photos

Cruising along Benjamin Loop, look off to the side to enjoy great views.
Apr 2, 2017 near Boulder, CO
Arriving at the Benjamin loop from the connector.
Oct 20, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Forested switchback section of the Benjamin Loop Trail
Jan 27, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Open trail with blue skies.
Jan 27, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Singletrack
Jan 27, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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Sep 27, 2020
Brian Barnett
Mar 9, 2019
Nicole Lapka
Apr 27, 2018
Carina Clancy
Parked at the Four Mile trailhead off Four Mike Cannon round. This added .8 to the hike, making it 4 miles total.
Nov 24, 2017
Marilyn Stasinopoulos
Aug 5, 2017
Richard Nakano
More interesting singletrack. A good view at the end 2.2mi