Canyon Loop Trail

Boulder, Colorado

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The open meadows and forested ravines between Fourmile Canyon and Boulder Canyon make up Betasso Preserve. The Canyon Loop Trail wanders in and out of ravines that stretch toward the high plains-if Grandma's House were at trail's end, this would be a fairy-tale "through the woods" experience. About half the trail wanders through Douglas fir on north-facing slopes; this forest is host to gorgeous wildflowers in spring. Must of the rest of the trail is shaded by the vanilla-scented ponderosa pine, which grow above a carpet of lush grass and flowers.
12 Short Hikes in the Boulder Foothills

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12 Short Hikes in the Boulder Foothills

by Tracy Salcedo (Falcon Guides)

The open meadows and forested ravines between Fourmile Canyon and Boulder Canyon make up Betasso Preserve. The Canyon Loop Trail wanders in and out of ravines that stretch toward the high plains-if Grandma's House were at trail's end, this would be a fairy-tale "through the woods" experience.

About half the trail wanders through Douglas fir on north-facing slopes; this forest is host to gorgeous wildflowers in spring. Must of the rest of the trail is shaded by the vanilla-scented ponderosa pine, which grow above a carpet of lush grass and flowers.

©  Tracy Salcedo/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Boulder
Distance: 2.75
Elevation Gain: 600 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes
Trailhead Elevation: 6,400 feet
Top Elevation: 6,600 feet
Local Contacts: Betasso Preserve
Driving Directions: Directions to Canyon Loop Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

4/16/2018
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Decent beginner trail with good views. However, there were way too many bikers. We had to stop every couple of minutes to let them pass. Per the posting, bikes are not allowed on Wednesdays and Saturday, so that might be your best bet if you want to hike in peace.



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