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

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
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 Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Buck 50 in Crowsnest Pass
Buck 50 in Crowsnest Pass
trail: Buck 50
8:29 | 99 | comments: 0 | favs: 1
Aug 6, 2017
Riding down Buck 50 in Crowsnest Pass, AB. Such a flowy, fast, fun trail. I edited out the lung-buster climb in the middle. This was stage #1 at...
Crowsnest Pass | Buck 50 | Fast & Flowy
Crowsnest Pass | Buck 50 | Fast & Flowy
trail: Buck 50
190 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jun 5, 2017
Double Dirt-Spresso
Double Dirt-Spresso
3:42 | 587 | comments: 1 | favs: 1
Jun 13, 2012
Sweet flowy trails on the Pass Powderkeg ski hill in Blairmore of the Crowsnest Pass.

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Little Shred Riding Hood
Dec 29, 2017 @ 4:51pm
Dec 29, 2017
Parts of it have been snowshoed in but is too unconsolidated to support fat bikes. Lots of the trail is under 20cm of fresh snow.
Double Dirt-Spresso
Dec 15, 2017 @ 2:22pm
Dec 15, 2017
Some thin hard snow in some open areas. Lots of dry dirt in the forest. reporter
Chainsaw Massacre
Dec 15, 2017 @ 2:20pm
Dec 15, 2017
Mostly dry dirt. Some hard packed snow, plus a couple of very short icy sections. reporter
Buck 50
Dec 15, 2017 @ 2:19pm
Dec 15, 2017
Mostly dry. Occasional hard packed snow surface, and a groomed ski run to cross at the bottom. reporter
Buck 50 Option
Jul 30, 2017 @ 10:23pm
Jul 30, 2017
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