7 miles
Distance
1,707 ft
Climb
-1,707 ft
Descent
5,234 ft
High Point

This loop goes up and over the Pass Powderkeg ski hill and along the summit ridge with great views to the West. On the map it forms a bird-like shape. It is shown clockwise to take advantage of descending the Buck 50, a brand new trail funded by the Government of Canada for the country’s sesquicentennial. The trail has great flow, with many bermed corners and optional jumps. For variety, the loop can also be ridden counter-clockwise. The top-to-bottom loop can take up to two hours, with the last stretch being just “4 km with a big smile.”

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    11
More Stats for The Big Bird Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,277 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,279 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,279 ft
  • Grade max
    -45.214%
  • Grade min
    36.284%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,804 ft
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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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