Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > > >

Western Canada Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | Northwest Territories | Nunavut | Saskatchewan | Yukon Territory

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-12-15, 12:46 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Canmore and surrounding area

Hey all,

I'm staying in Canmore for four days over the September long weekend and am looking for some help in finding climbs/routes. Naturally (haha), I've done my fair share of research over Strava, but I'm having difficulties determining which roads/climbs are for mountain bikes and which are suitable for road bikes.

I will be visiting with my road bike.

What caught my eye was the Highwood Pass. I want to ride the highest road in Canada. Initially, Strava took me over the Skogan pass, but I understand that is a MtB trail. My route is out the trans canada highway until it connects to the 40. Then from there I take the long road up. Its 200KM there and back. The distance doesn't really scare me, but the elevation will be a challenge. Also, is there anywhere along the road to refuel?

I should be able to get another day of riding in while I'm there (its for a wedding). I'm considering riding out to Lake Louise, but does anyone have knowledge of some climbs around the Canmore area that I could look at over Strava? I imagine the area is, in general, quite hilly/climby so perhaps this is a silly question, but I'd rather have a set route in mind.

Any other routes/suggestions are welcome, but I will always need to return to wherever my starting point is (could shuttle to Banff/Lake Louise and start from there, but also need to end in one of those places, too.)

Thanks again
crawfordmill is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:46 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.