56.5 miles
Distance
6,629 ft
Climb
-6,230 ft
Descent
1 mile
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Elkford is a picturesque Rocky Mountain town founded in 1971 as a home for miners working at newly-established Fording Coal operations. From its early days as a collection of temporary homes, a one-room school, and a single general store, Elkford has grown to its current population of nearly 3,000 residents.

Elkford remains a place where nature prevails - and humanity borrows a bit of space. The thrusted and vaulted limestone peaks of the Elk mountain range harbour wild places that engender profound human emotion. Elkford inspires outdoor pursuits...the palette of both active adventure and passive pursuit of serenity is as big as the mountainous expanse that surrounds.

Detailed Description
2019 TransRockies Classic - Stage 5: Whiteswan Lake to Elkford is a 57 mile expert race route located near Fairmont Hot Springs British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 2 trails. This route climbs 6,629 ft with a max elevation of 6,711 ft then descends -6,230 ft.
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Route Sections

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  • 33 miles distance
  • 4,823 ft climb
  • -3,343 ft descent

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for 2019 TransRockies Classic - Stage 5: Whiteswan Lake to Elkford mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    397 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,644 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,769 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,167 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -62.1%
  • Grade min
    77.3%
  • Distance climb
    26 miles
  • Distance down
    26 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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