9.2 miles
1,664 ft
-1,682 ft
5,168 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

Detailed Description
Canmore Nordic Center Endurance Loop is a 9 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 14 trails. This route climbs 1,664 ft with a max elevation of 5,168 ft then descends -1,682 ft.

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23 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
finblarr (Oct 17, 2022 at 8:20)
This is short and painful, but it's way better than Long Road to Ruin, which is long and painful.
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ryanbouma CTSS (Aug 14, 2022 at 6:49)
Fun. Lap this for a good time. Some of the berms had loose sand on them and I nearly bailed. CNC calls this a black, but blue seems appropriate.
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Draftthree (Sep 12, 2021 at 13:39)
Long road to ruin, is literally a long road to ruin. You will be ruined. But you will also be ruined on Georgetown, only that's a much shorter road to ruin. Personally, I think Georgetown is the way to go. Neither way is pleasant
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98teg (Jul 6, 2021 at 18:11)
Riding this as a climbing trail the trail name is very fitting. It's a lungbuster, the downs only lead to more ups. Atleast climbing it is doable there are no roots to hop over. I still would ride it again as a climb trail.
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saddle (May 11, 2021 at 17:22)
Long Road to Ruin is a great climb out of the valley after you have descended Odessa or Coal Chutes. Ignore anything “Bre-Dude” has posted, as he clearly hasn’t a clue.
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Bre-don (Oct 19, 2020 at 15:31)
Trail The Albertan
- this comment was paid for by the pretentious dickwads at nordic center.
  • + 1
cam-rides-bikes (Oct 15, 2020 at 16:38)
Really fun but short
  • + 0
Bre-don (Sep 30, 2020 at 0:11)
Trail Killer Bees
Yet again a perfect example of wtf on this app OR the nordic center is just horrifically designed. Killer bees would be one of the better runs at nordic but here we go again with these c*nts telling you to bike UP a track when it's really obvious you should be going the opposite way. Too bad there's no good way to get to it. For anyone who doesn't understand Nordic center definitions yet...
Cross country (have fun going uphill pussy)
Technical (our trails are the roughest you could imagine)
Full suspension (did we mention we have the worst terrain possible)
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Bre-don (Sep 29, 2020 at 23:59)
The fact that this app says you SHOULD enter from the north is just f*cked. It COULD be enjoyable from the south to north but still...who the f*ck designs these trails man there's lots of declining hill and not a single f*cking trail utilizing it in the right direction?
  • + 0
Bre-don (Sep 29, 2020 at 23:50)
Blue coal chutes IS fun. Don't f*cking exit to long road to ruin. Don't listen to anyone saying long road to ruin is both ways...that trail going in THAT direction is f-u-c-k-i-n-g horrid. I'm convinced the only sane way out of this area is georgetown interpretive.
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Bre-don (Sep 29, 2020 at 23:41)
Listen to me.
Long road to ruin should be entered from the south (autistic ferit or w.e the f*ck). The problem is it'll dump you in that f*cking corner where there isn't any fun way out and it's just f*cking pig work to get back. DO NOT ENTER THIS TRAIL FROM BLUE COAL CHUTES. Going north to south on this trail was the worst f*cking idea I've had yet.
  • + 0
Bre-don (Sep 29, 2020 at 23:31)
Trail The Odyssey
The first 500 meters would be great if you weren't going up it. Otherwise, odyssey is one of the better runs.
  • + 1
Aryka (Sep 26, 2020 at 22:08)
Trail The Odyssey
Fun, flowy, well-built with some great views. Potential to get over-excited and pick up a bit too much speed for the height of some berms, but a few runs should take care of that. Do recommend!
  • + 1
Caribou14 (Dec 18, 2019 at 13:11)
super fun and flowy!!
  • + 0
Bikelyftas (Aug 28, 2019 at 10:16)
Fun technical trail going up and down.
  • + 0
Bikelyftas (Aug 28, 2019 at 10:15)
Trail Back Door
Another great trail. Again easy going up, fast and flowy going down and a couple line choices along the way. Love it
  • + 0
Bikelyftas (Aug 28, 2019 at 10:13)
Trail Killer Bees
Great little trail. Easy going up and nice and flowy going down.
  • + 1
brucie1 (Jul 11, 2019 at 13:15)
Trail The Odyssey
What happened to the extension that went to the lower junction with No Homers??
  • + 0
iamkona (Jun 28, 2017 at 15:28)
Trail The Odyssey
Super buff and awesome flow. Closest thing to a Rossland or PG trail around. Thanks, trail builders!
  • + 1
purnhauserdenes (Sep 19, 2016 at 12:50)
Trail The Odyssey
Great trail, great flow and many fun surprises along the way. Like a little stump-jump and the drops at the end. Great extension now to make a longer loop.
  • + 1
planecrazydale (Sep 2, 2016 at 12:15)
Trail The Odyssey
Super fast and fun trail! Great work to the builders!
  • + 2
purnhauserdenes (Sep 19, 2016 at 12:49)
Trail The Odyssey
That was done by the volunteers of Canmore Trail Alliance. We were there several times and I was impressed of the results :-)))
  • + 1
RamRod78 (Jul 25, 2016 at 11:50)
Assuming this is the Georgetown Climb? If so, needs edit for name and route....

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More Stats for Canmore Nordic Center Endurance Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,346 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,692 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,675 ft
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,459 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Jan 25, 2023 @ 7:50pm
Jan 25, 2023
The entire trail is ice. Not even smooth ice but rough ice. Rather tricky.
Blue Coal Chutes
Jan 3, 2023 @ 1:28pm
Jan 3, 2023
Generally good. It would be better if the riders on studded 2.6” or 3” tyres rode some where else. 4.0” is the minimum to qualify as a fat bike tyres and the skinnier tyres are rutting up the descent trails
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Dec 26, 2022 @ 4:23am
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