7 miles
Distance
1,487 ft
Climb
-1,487 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Leaves from Powderface parking lot on the NW corner of the lot. Head up Prairie creek and take the first intersection to the north. This is a short loop but very rewarding with a decent ascent and a really fun descent with challenging rock drops and single track back to the base of the valley. Best ridden clockwise

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Trails in Route

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    214
More Stats for Prairie Link Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,942 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,943 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,943 ft
  • Grade max
    -37.329%
  • Grade min
    34.975%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,157 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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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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  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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

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  • Black
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  • 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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      Powderface Short Loop
      Powderface Short Loop
      6:59 | 170 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jul 14, 2017
      This used to be one of the most popular intermediate/blue rides back in the days when everyone rode hardtails and had 3x9 gearing. It's still a...
      Kananaskis Powderface Prarie Link
      Kananaskis Powderface Prarie Link
      398 | comments: 0 | favs:
      May 18, 2016

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Prairie Creek
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 6:54pm
      Jan 5, 2019
      Rode this end to end on Saturday. Mostly snow, some dirt, some significant ice. Studs very helpful
      Powderface Creek
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 6:52pm
      Jan 5, 2019
      Rode this over the pass and down to Powderface Trail and on to Prairie Creek. Thought it would be bare on descent towards Powderface Trail but was covered in somewhat loose boot-fukt snow. Fun descending. No trees down. Go figure.
      Prairie Link
      Dec 31, 2018 @ 8:38am
      Dec 31, 2018
      Rode this Saturday. Thin cover on climb with nothing but snow descending the north side.
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