3.2 miles
664 ft
-1,702 ft
Avg time

Razors Edge Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking

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 which will take you down lengthy sections of slab towards the highway. 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, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Razors Edge mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,039 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,396 ft
  • Altitude max
    1.1 miles
  • Altitude start
    1.0 miles
  • Altitude end
    4,406 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,497 ft
  • Distance down
    1.7 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,267 ft
  • Avg time
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on May 20, 2017
Avg: 4.6 (18 votes)

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Razors Edge Trail Reports

May 20, 2017 @ 3:05pm
May 20, 2017
climb to trail still has lots of snow had to hike a bike most of it. start of razors is the same but when you get to the decent it is mostly...
Apr 21, 2017 @ 9:45am
Apr 21, 2017
Nov 22, 2016 @ 7:02pm
Nov 22, 2016
Some snow. It's really not that bad. The wind on the ridge at the end was more scary than the snow on the trail. Go ride! Still super fun. I was...
Nov 15, 2016 @ 3:04pm
Nov 15, 2016
Trail is in good shape but be cautious of chinook winds. It was gusting over 50 km/hr while we were on the final exposed descent. This trail...
Nov 11, 2016 @ 8:14pm
Nov 11, 2016
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Razors Edge, Canmore

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