Gorge Creek Loop Details
A classic route from the pages of the now out of print book by Doug Eastcott "Backcountry Biking in the Canadian Rockies". We used to do this several times a season, but with the boom in trail building in the Calgary area we only seem to do this once a year now. It is still a fall favorite as the trees changing color can be spectacular. Unfortunately the shift in primary usage from MTB to Equestrian means the trail is often chewed up. As well the 2013 floods have changed some once ridable stream crossings to deeper channels, and filled a favorite swimming hole stop with silt and gravel. That being said, it is still a worthwhile adventure, for the sake of the views and the sense of being a bit more remote than some of the other close-to-town offerings. The trail is reasonably well signed, but not perfect. Take a map or GPS, and be prepared for wet feet.
Head west on the 546 Highway from Turner Valley AB. this becomes the Sheep River Road. At 28KM turn right onto Gorge Creek Trail. Proceed for 4KM to the Parking area (on the left)
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More Stats for Gorge Creek Loop mountain bike trail
Altitude change-84 ft
Altitude min5,167 ft
Altitude max6,427 ft
Altitude start5,277 ft
Altitude end5,192 ft
Distance climb6 miles
Distance down8 miles
Distance flat1 miles
Avg reverse time02:12:45
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Gorge Creek Loop Trail Reports
May 20, 2018 @ 10:42pmMay 20, 2018
|Ugly trail this time of year.. not a good ride for bikers. Perhaps a trail just for horseback. Alot of fallen trees, mud|
Aug 21, 2017 @ 7:48amAug 21, 2017
|Water issues not so prevalent due to the dry conditions this year. This is definitely an old school back country trail, especially the South Gorge...|
Jul 16, 2016 @ 7:13pmJul 16, 2016
|Major Water drainage issue, large mud holes This is such a beautiful area, with so little traffic/visitors, we rode for 7.5 hours and never saw...|
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