13.3 miles
Distance
2,786 ft
Climb
-2,769 ft
Descent
00:00:03
Avg time

Wigwam Rim Details

This is a good training ride when there is still snow on the ground in Fernie. But it is nothing more than that. A grunt of a gravel road up onto Wigwam Flats, and then an approximate trail around the rim. Beautiful views down into the Canyon onto the confluence of the Elk and Wigwam Rivers. Lots of wildlife. This is a Nature Conservancy area, so no dogs at all. Closed in certain months for lambing. Once the trails dry out in Fernie you would have no real reason to ride out here.

Access Info

Drive to Elko and take a left turn off the highway into Elko itself, immediately after passing the gas station on the right and then crossing a small highway bridge. Follow the road through Elko, that wiggles right then left and, as you leave the houses, right again - there is then a sharp left turn off the road onto a gravel road down to the river. Follow this, cross the bridge and the gravel road you are going to ride up starts immediately on the right on the other side of the bridge. Go round the yellow gate on your bike.

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More Stats for Wigwam Rim mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    17 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,015 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,415 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,045 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,063 ft
  • Grade
    0.025%
  • Grade max
    -53.775%
  • Grade min
    79.695%
  • Distance climb
    4.2 miles
  • Distance down
    4.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4.8 miles
  • Avg time
    00:00:03
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flag FinnHawk (Nov 4, 2016 at 13:49)
 Does this trail belong in Morrissey Ridge Riding Area? It seems far away from the rest of the trails in it?
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