3.8 miles
Distance
618 ft
Climb
-1,687 ft
Descent
01:16:11
Avg time

Razors Edge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Canmore
    , Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1827 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #12623 in Trail Running
    • #17306 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking

An incredible trail with stellar views and exciting terrain that puts it in a class of its own. Razors Edge is like no other ride in the Bow Valley. It’s a BIG all mountain trail that utilizes the distinct and rugged terrain found in Quaite Valley. Accessible via Quaite Valley and Prairie View, Razors starts innocently enough. The first section of undulating singletrack running along a bench cut is one of the easier sections to navigate on this ride. Ascending gradually out of the thick forest and up to the first of many ridge lines, the trail only gets more intense. On the way up you’ll be greeted with short, but steep sections of slab; while climbing and descending. Once on the ridge, the riding gets very technical. The narrow sections of ridge made up of rock, boulders and slab will keep one on their toes, while the descents down the longer sections of slab foretell of the riding yet to come.

What makes this ride so unique is the final section of exposed, steep and open ridge. Expect long and steep sections of slab and in some cases very loose rocks. Incredible views of the surrounding mountains and valley below make this ride not only scenic, but spectacular. The trail builder has really nailed it with this trail, offering something for the more advanced rider that currently does not compare to any other rides in the Bow Valley.

Read more: http://www.bikepirate.com/all-mtn-trails/razors-edge/#ixzz3FfyuPInn

This trail is unsanctioned.

More Stats for Razors Edge mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,070 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,351 ft
  • Altitude max
    5,520 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,421 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,350 ft
  • Grade
    -5.3%
  • Grade max
    -141%
  • Grade min
    70.8%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    846 ft
  • Avg time
    01:16:11
  • Avg reverse time
    01:27:46
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on Nov 4, 2021
Icy
Avg: 4.55 (58 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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      Razors Edge Trail Reports

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      Nov 4, 2021 @ 1:17pm
      Nov 4, 2021
      Lame conditions - minor snow but frozen ice 3/4 to campground and all way to razors traverse i turned around
      Sep 8, 2021 @ 4:34pm
      Sep 8, 2021
      Sep 6, 2021 @ 6:09pm
      Sep 6, 2021
      Parts of the trail are very dry, and there are some areas towards the bottom where the fire has destroyed some trees and the trail is not as clear...
      Aug 13, 2021 @ 10:53am
      Aug 13, 2021
      Super dry & loose. I haven’t ridden the trail in ~4 years and some sections were improved snd others were much harder.
      Aug 12, 2021 @ 5:02pm
      Aug 12, 2021
      Thanks to whoever worked on the trail
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      Routes with this trail

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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      tylerbernardd (May 14, 2018 at 17:45)
       Rode this Sunday May 14, razors is dry and good to go however still a bit of snow at the top of quaite. The connector between quaite and razors is dry.
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      • + 0
      Rossco633 (May 24, 2019 at 19:14)
       What's the best way to ride this? What direction?
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      • + 1
      Roadki11 (Sep 12, 2019 at 10:58)
       Top to bottom is the only way. Finish at the road. Have fun! This trail is a blast!
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      • - 2
      Bajarusty19 (Aug 9, 2019 at 7:18)
       First off, let me say I take my hat off to the folks who can ride this Trail with any sort of flow or continuity. I’ve seen the you tube videos so it can be done, but not by me! Razors Edge reminds me of the old school pirate trails that people used to carve out in some random patch of trees on the edge of town. The forested part of the trail is often straight up or down the fall line and you can already seen the significant erosion damage and environmental impact. It’s like short sections of trail taking the shortest line possible line between every rock outcropping that could be found without any thought of using the contour of the land . When you get on the exposed ridge line there is no evidence of “trail building” at all, just braided tracks across the loose rock. This trail will need a complete overhaul if we ever hope to have it sanctioned and properly maintained. Yes, it is very technical and there are some killer views but the fun factor was very low for me.
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      big3dx (Jun 17, 2020 at 19:22)
       Rode this last in 2017. Don’t be mislead; it’s fun as hell. You need to be ready to climb. A lot. You need to be an advanced rider. It’s double black for a reason. And when you’re done, you feel like you really rode something. Something unique. Once in a lifetime. Special. If you can ride this, you can ride anything in the Rockies.
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      Videos

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      youtuber I was WARNED // Attempting The Hardest Local...
      15:56 | 1500 | Jun 17, 2020 , Canmore
      Razors Edge: Rock face and loose rocks
      10:29 | 114 | Jul 5, 2021 , Canmore
      Razors edge
      22:23 | 129 | Jun 30, 2021 , Canmore
      Razors Edge: into the gnar with GMBN and RATRAT
      4:22 | 90 | Jun 29, 2021 , Canmore
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