Loop to Loop trail in Boulder Canyon -Betasso Preserve - Intermediate

Begin at Betasso Trailhead


Boulder County Justice Center

1777 6th St, Boulder, CO (303)[masked]

We will meet in the Parking Lot by 8:00am. We will head out to the trail from Parking Lot by 8:10am



Total distance: 6.45 miles round trip - there is an extra piece if the group is game.

Trail time: 4-5 hours
Degree of difficulty: Intermediate
Starting elevation: 6,470 feet
Elevation gain: Up and down

We will be looping through three trails

Canyon Loop

  • Moderate/Difficult
  • 3.3 miles

Loop Link

  • Moderate
  • 0.75 miles

Benjamin Loop

  • Moderate
  • 2.4 miles



Depending on Where you are coming from

Turn left onto CO-119/Canyon Blvd (signs for US-36)
Continue to follow CO-119
Turn right onto County Road 122/Sugarloaf Rd
0.9 mi - Take the 1st right onto Betasso Rd 
0.5 mi -  Take the 2nd left to stay on Betasso Rd
Destination will be on the right


What to bring

Water or fluids


Several layers of clothing, not just one big jacket


Hand and toe warmers - optional

Good hiking boots. Waterproof preferably

Wool socks and an extra pair as they may get wet

Gaiters - optional

Poles - optional

Snowshoes - Not likely but as usual, if you have them, bring them. We'll investigate when we get there.

After hike shoes, clothes - optional


After Hike Brew Fest - TBD


My cell is[masked]

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  • Rick

    I had a good time. It great meeting everyone.

    May 20, 2013

  • Lisa

    Fun day...great meeting everyone! Thanks Dahlia for organizing!

    May 20, 2013

  • Shannon

    It was really fun meeting everyone today! Great hike and conversation! Thanks for planning it dahlia! Hope to see you all soon!

    May 19, 2013

  • Charlotte B.

    On my way

    May 19, 2013

  • Rick

    Also... I'll be in a dark green Chevy Tahoe.

    May 19, 2013

    • Dahlia

      I will be in a red.hat

      May 19, 2013

  • Rick

    I'll meet you at the trailhead rather than at the pre-meet location.

    May 19, 2013

  • Rani

    sorry, i already signed up for another meetup while on the wait list to get on the hike...i'll join you all another time.

    May 18, 2013

  • Corey K.

    Sorry, but I'll be hung over from the wedding I'm attending the night before :)

    May 14, 2013

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