8 miles
Distance
1,461 ft
Climb
-1,461 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Elbow Lake trail is a easy ride from Elbow Lake parking lot at Highway 40 to Elbow camp ground. The trail is steep at the beginning and it gets small up and downs along after Elbow lake.

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  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Out & Back
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Elbow Lake trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    6,461 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,461 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,461 ft
  • Grade max
    -36.782%
  • Grade min
    36.782%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    519 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Trail transparency
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      60

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Around the Misty Range
      Jan 31, 2017 @ 8:50am
      Jan 31, 2017
      Trail users are currently prohibited from using Sheep Trail as a means of travelling between the Sheep and Elbow valleys, thus cutting off access to Rickert’s Pass, Burns Lake and numerous scrambling peaks. More info: http://kananaskisblog.com/sheep-trail/2016/
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