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Recommended Routes in Southern AB - 10

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Favorite Smiles for miles on the tail end of the ridge ride before the berms.
Difficult

Moosepackers Loop

16.0 mi 25.8 km 3,509' Up 1069.45 m Up 3,508' Down 1069.31 m Down

Calgary, AB
Favorite A view of Baldy on the other side of the lake.
Difficult

Prairie View - Jewell Pass Loop

9.4 mi 15.2 km 1,838' Up 560.27 m Up 1,838' Down 560.26 m Down

Canmore, AB
Favorite One of the bigger/faster (unbanked) bends
Intermediate

Ridge Ranger Loop

8.8 mi 14.1 km 1,477' Up 450.19 m Up 1,477' Down 450.06 m Down

Calgary, AB
Favorite Looks easy from this side. ;-)  Prairie Creek trail.
Difficult

Powderface Short Loop

7.5 mi 12.1 km 1,209' Up 368.48 m Up 1,217' Down 370.79 m Down

Black D…, AB
Favorite One of the bigger/faster (unbanked) bends
Intermediate

Southern Flow

11.7 mi 18.8 km 2,084' Up 635.32 m Up 2,082' Down 634.72 m Down

Calgary, AB
Favorite Switchback on Strange Brew
Intermediate

Goldilocks Loop

6.1 mi 9.8 km 1,181' Up 360.11 m Up 1,180' Down 359.75 m Down

Calgary, AB
Favorite Mid-July afternoon ride on the Jumpingpound Loop.
Intermediate

Jumpingpound Loop

5.9 mi 9.5 km 565' Up 172.08 m Up 566' Down 172.52 m Down

Cochrane, AB
Favorite The finale of Braggin Rights
Intermediate

Northern Flow

5.8 mi 9.3 km 1,000' Up 304.79 m Up 1,000' Down 304.74 m Down

Calgary, AB
Favorite Sign indicating Let It Roll (aka LeBen) trailhead - this lets you know you are on the right track!
Difficult

Grotto Mountain Trails Tour

8.2 mi 13.2 km 1,504' Up 458.28 m Up 1,519' Down 463.07 m Down

Canmore, AB
Favorite Looks easy from this side. ;-)  Prairie Creek trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Powderface Loop

12.8 mi 20.6 km 2,016' Up 614.37 m Up 2,025' Down 617.29 m Down

Black D…, AB

Southern AB Biking

  • 342 Miles 550 Kilometers of Trail
  • 10 Recommended Routes
  • 11 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 56 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 24 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Southern AB - 81

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4.0 mi 6.4 km #1Merlin View
Intermediate
Calgary, AB
Intermediate
Calgary, AB 11 
3.3 mi 5.3 km #2Razor's Edge
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
Very Difficult
Canmore, AB
3.0 mi 4.8 km #3Snakes & Ladders
Intermediate
Calgary, AB
Intermediate
Calgary, AB
1.2 mi 1.9 km #4Top Down Stash (G9)
Difficult
Canmore, AB
Difficult
Canmore, AB
1.6 mi 2.5 km #5T-Dub
Difficult
Calgary, AB
Difficult
Calgary, AB
3.4 mi 5.5 km #6Mr. Burnside
Easy
Medicine Hat, AB
Easy
Medicine Hat, AB
1.5 mi 2.3 km #7Sorry
Easy/Intermediate
Elkwater, AB
Easy/Intermediate
Elkwater, AB
0.9 mi 1.4 km #8Canadiana
Intermediate/Difficult
Elkwater, AB
Intermediate/Difficult
Elkwater, AB
5.4 mi 8.7 km #9Long Distance
Intermediate
Calgary, AB
Intermediate
Calgary, AB
2.5 mi 4.1 km #10Bobcat
Intermediate
Calgary, AB
Intermediate
Calgary, AB

Photos of Southern AB - 41

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Smiles for miles on the tail end of the ridge ride before the berms.
Apr 24, 2014 near Cochrane, AB
Quarry Lake
Jun 9, 2015 near Canmore, AB
One of the bigger/faster (unbanked) bends
Dec 29, 2017 near Cochrane, AB
Merlin View berms
Oct 12, 2014 near Cochrane, AB
A technical feature to distract you from the river view
May 10, 2014 near Cochrane, AB
Admiring the view from Bobcat
May 10, 2014 near Cochrane, AB
Looks easy from this side. ;-)  Prairie Creek trail.
Apr 26, 2014 near Cochrane, AB
This section used to be waaaaaay steeper.  Prairie Creek trail.
Apr 26, 2014 near Cochrane, AB