14.3 miles
2,339 ft
-2,331 ft
5,169 ft
High Point

ENDURANCE LOOP: 15 km (mix of single and double track)
• This trail provides a variety of single track, technical trail features
and downhill sections. It is best ridden in a clockwise direction to
take advantage of the long downhill section from Odyssey.
• A section of the Endurance loop that is also accessed from the
Orange loop is called Odyssey. This is a fun section of trail that
has great flow with a lot of downhill.
• Access from the Daylodge, begin on Centennial ski trail

ORANGE LOOP: 7.5 km (mainly single track)
• The CNC’s most popular trail.
• Best ridden clockwise – a steady climb starts the trail, followed
by a descent through the meadow, some technical downhill
sections, then moderate elevation gain back to the Daylodge.
• Access: From the Daylodge, follow “flag row” to the paved
Banff Trail. Bike along the Banff Trail for approximately 40
metres until the orange trail marker on the left hand side

Detailed Description
Canmore Nordic Center Endurance + Orange Loop is a 14 mile popular intermediate route located near Canmore Alberta. This mountain bike only route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 2,339 ft with a max elevation of 5,169 ft then descends -2,331 ft.

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Tragically Hip390 ft
Hey McLeod443 ft
Mad Handler394 ft
Killer Bees1,657 ft
Back Door2,149 ft
Nector Noodle2,051 ft
The Albertan1,791 ft
Sherwood Forest1,342 ft
The Odyssey2 miles
Matching Jerseys968 ft
Blue Coal Chutes2,083 ft
Long Road to Ruin1 mile
Orchid2,047 ft
FYI4,721 ft
EKG3 miles
Orchid1,926 ft


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More Stats for Canmore Nordic Center Endurance + Orange Loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 47 min
  • Altitude min
    4,346 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,650 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,656 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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FYI at Canmore Nordic Centre, Second Stage...
FYI at Canmore Nordic Centre, Second Stage Grom-duro race.
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Feb 21, 2024 @ 6:22pm
Feb 21, 2024
Not a ton of snow but ice free.
Feb 21, 2024 @ 6:21pm
Feb 21, 2024
Not too much snow but free of ice.
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.
Hey McLeod
Dec 31, 2023 @ 6:25pm
Dec 31, 2023
packed snow excellent
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