80.2 miles
Distance
12,151 ft
Climb
-12,425 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

You will probably die attempting this loop

My twisted single track dream

Detailed Description
Bow Valley Suffer-Fest is a 80 mile moderately popular extreme route located near Canmore Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a extreme overall physical rating. This route includes 69 trails. This route climbs 12,151 ft with a max elevation of 6,180 ft then descends -12,425 ft.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Extreme
More Stats for Bow Valley Suffer-Fest mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    14 hr 57 min
  • Altitude min
    4,247 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,743 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,472 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -122.8%
  • Grade min
    104.6%
  • Distance climb
    39 miles
  • Distance down
    35 miles
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Horseshoe Middle
Apr 14, 2024 @ 7:32pm
Apr 14, 2024
Packed snow, mud, a little dry. Definelty rideable!
Jewell Pass
Apr 13, 2024 @ 10:09am
Apr 13, 2024
Very little foot traffic since last snowfall. Heavily rutted and lots of post holing
EKG
Feb 21, 2024 @ 6:21pm
Feb 21, 2024
Not too much snow but free of ice.
Orchid
Feb 21, 2024 @ 2:20am
Feb 21, 2024
Not too much snow but at least there is no ice.
The Odyssey
Feb 21, 2024 @ 2:20am
Feb 21, 2024
The approach from the South isa little narrow and loose but the majority is great.
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  • By madoxx & contributors
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