Colorado’s Top 10 Trail Runs

Betasso Preserve Canyon Loop, Boulder

A classic and scenic trail, the Canyon Loop is a well-trafficked, multi-use path just outside downtown Boulder. Popular with bikers and hikers alike, the trail is restricted to foot traffic only on Wednesdays and Saturdays if you are looking to avoid the crowds.

Photo credit: Boulder County Parks & Open Space

Distance: 3.3 miles (loop)

Elevation Gain: 429 feet

Difficulty: Mild

Trailhead Info: Drive west from town on Boulder Canyon Drive (CO-119) for six miles then take a right on Sugarloaf. Take another right on Betasso Road and reach the trailhead.

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