2,466 ft
Distance
21 ft
Climb
-284 ft
Descent
00:03:12
Avg time

Blue Coal Chutes Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Canmore Nordic Centre
    Canmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Apr - Oct
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #433 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Alberta Parks

Extending the EKG descent from the meadow, Blue Coal Chutes adds a section of flowing berms followed by root steps to a bridge and, finally, to a short rock garden. The finish is a fast, open, washboard to the bottom of Georgetown trail.
To add a lap, climb up Georgetown Climb to Matching Jerseys. A more enjoyable exit is Long Road to Ruin, back to EKG and, ultimately, the Nordic centre itself.

Note: There is no coal on this trail. To rip the seams, hit the Black Coal Chutes instead.

Access Info

Follow EKG down from the meadow area.

More Stats for Blue Coal Chutes bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -263 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,357 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,638 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,638 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,375 ft
  • Grade
    -10.668%
  • Grade max
    -34.271%
  • Grade min
    6.53%
  • Distance climb
    571 ft
  • Distance down
    1,751 ft
  • Distance flat
    144 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:41
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Status:
on Oct 19, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Blue Coal Chutes Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 24 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 595 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,524 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 9, 2017 @ 7:07am
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      Apr 9, 2017 @ 7:06am
      Apr 9, 2017
      245 |
      Sep 8, 2015 @ 8:10am
      Sep 8, 2015
      277 |
      May 27, 2015 @ 9:26am
      May 27, 2015

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      GoPro: Blue Coal Chutes
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