27.5 miles
Distance
4,826 ft
Climb
-4,823 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Powderface Marathon route.

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Trails in Route

Elbow Valley9 miles

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
More Stats for Powderface Marathon mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,687 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,687 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,688 ft
  • Grade max
    -53%
  • Grade min
    53%
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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Infrared Explorations: Elbow Valley and Sulfer...
Infrared Explorations: Elbow Valley and Sulfer Springs Trail
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Jun 11, 2017
Experimental video exploring Sulfer Springs and Elbow Valley trails through this unseen spectrum of light, with my @norcobicycles...
Half Brakeless
Half Brakeless
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Apr 27, 2010
Brakeless from Elbow Valley Junction Apr. 18, 2010

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Elbow Valley
Sep 6, 2021 @ 10:04pm
Sep 6, 2021
Between Station Flats and Ing’s Mine Road there are several very rocky (and rough) sections. The west end of the trail ( section of trail between Powderface parking and the intersection with Ushoulda trail) is a much nicer and smoother (and much easier) ride.
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