Canyon Loop Trail - Betasso Preserve Near Boulder, Colorado

September 16, 2010 Comments (1) 3-4 Miles, About 60 Min, best winter hikes colorado, Boulder Hikes, Dog Friendly Hikes, fall colors, Meadows, Medium, Wildflowers

Canyon Loop Trail – Betasso Preserve, Boulder

This hike at Betasso Preserve near Boulder, Colorado makes for a perfect evening escape to watch the sunset over the town below. You’ll cross through meadows dotted with wildflowers then under stands of Ponderosa pine that eventually open up to views to east. Explore the hiking trail profiles and map link below for details.

Trail Snapshot:Canyon Loop Trail at Betasso Preserve

  • Hike Distance: 3.3 Miles
  • Denver Drive Time: 50min
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • Duration: 1.5 hr
  • Activities: Picnic Area, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Hiking Trails
  • Dogs: Allowed on Leash
  • Town Nearest Hike: Boulder, Colorado
  • Directions: Click for Google Map
  • Trail Type: Loop
  • Seasons: All Season
  • Beauty: Views of Boulder, Wildlife: Aberts Squirrel & Deer, Ponderosa Forest, Meadows
  • Trail Map Link: Click Here

Tips & Resources for Hiking the Canyon Loop at Betasso Preserve :

  • Easier Approach: Make your hike at Betasso Preserve a bit easier by starting from the East Trailhead
  • Mountain Bikers: Each month the direction of travel required for Mountain Bikers is switched. Check the sign at the trailhead. Additionally, biking is not allowed on Wed. & Sat.
  • Hikers: Check the sign at the trailhead as well and try to hike the opposite direction of the bike traffic.
  • Map: Betasso Preserve Map
  • Colorado Road Conditions: Colorado Road Conditions
  • After the Hike: Ozo Coffee in Boulder


Boulder, CO
partly cloudy
67% humidity
wind: 4mph NW
H 79 • L 56

Map & Driving Directions

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