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 Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      CO 129 (RedDirt/SwampPark)
      Nov 30, 2018 @ 9:00am
      Nov 30, 2018
      Elk Winter Range. MANDATORY CLOSURE DECEMBER 1st-APRIL15th. This area is closed to winter use for protection of critical Winter habitat for resident elk herds. reporter
      Connector (SwampPark/HotSprings)
      Nov 30, 2018 @ 9:00am
      Nov 30, 2018
      Elk Winter Range. MANDATORY CLOSURE DECEMBER 1st-APRIL15th. This area is closed to winter use for protection of critical Winter habitat for resident elk herds. reporter
      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
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