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Betasso Link Trail

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A useful section of trail that makes it possible to hike Betasso from town.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Point to Point

6,473' 1,973 m

High

5,871' 1,790 m

Low

601' 183 m

Up

1' 0 m

Down

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail isn't one that you'd choose to drive to, but it adds some extra singletrack to the Betasso trail system, and makes for a nice way to do Betasso from town.

There's a small parking area just off the Canyon road (119), but it's a better idea to park somewhere near the base of 119 and hike up the Boulder Creek Path.

The trail starts with a difficult climb - it's a stairstep hill with several loose sections. There is a major effort to smooth out and improve the stability of the lower section of this trail.

After the initial slog, the trail switches back several times and becomes more gradual before it crosses the road and continues up to intersect with the Canyon Loop.

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Tom Robson

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Progression of the Betasso climb in three shots.
Aug 25, 2017 near Boulder, CO
Looking back at the initial climb from Boulder Canyon
Jan 15, 2020 near Boulder, CO

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Good condition for hiking mostly clear of ice