2,707 miles
Distance
170,747 ft
Climb
-170,707 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

This is mostly a dirt route from Banff, AB to Antelope Wells, NM. The annual Tour Divide typically follows this route except when detours persist.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Great Divide Mountain Bike Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    40 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,573 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,618 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,658 ft
  • Grade max
    -35.863%
  • Grade min
    52.863%
  • Distance climb
    1,312 miles
  • Distance down
    1,344 miles
  • Distance flat
    50 miles
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Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Goat Creek
Oct 28, 2018 @ 2:44pm
Oct 28, 2018
Oct 27, 2018 Goat Creek Trail Canmore to Banff: Parking lot temp 5 degrees with biting wind and flurries. First 1/3 of ride we encountered compact snow with a light dusting of new snow overnight that made the surface very grippy. Last 2/3 of the ride was a mix of clear sections and a few wet icy sections that were slippery and easy to go sideways on/crash on if one wasn't cautious. Looking far ahead / trail scanning was very important! All rideable if one rode conservatively in the trickier sections. We were riding on regular 27.5" bikes. Two trees across the trail that were easily walked around
West Main Street
Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:07pm
Oct 25, 2018
Restoring status to green now that conditions are dry. reporter
Grizzly Gulch Road
Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:04pm
Oct 25, 2018
reporter
Grizzly Gulch South
Oct 25, 2018 @ 12:04pm
Oct 25, 2018
reporter
Spray River Loop
Oct 21, 2018 @ 9:38pm
Oct 21, 2018
rode the east side only today. trail is rideable with some ice and snow and mud, but it is mostly ice free and can ride full speed.
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