3 miles
664 ft
-1,702 ft
Avg time

Razors Edge Details

  • Riding area
    Canmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • 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
    5,608 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,445 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,406 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,497 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,267 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 30, 2017
Avg: 4.6 (28 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to razors-edge trailhead (51.042680, -115.090160)
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Razors Edge Trail Reports

Oct 30, 2017 @ 11:29am
Oct 30, 2017
Dry but some snow/ice mostly between climb and before descending.
Oct 29, 2017 @ 2:00pm
Oct 29, 2017
All the weather has dried back up. If there isn't any more percipitation, this trail is in excellent late fall condition. Still now snow!
Oct 5, 2017 @ 6:48pm
Oct 5, 2017
There was a couple of inches of snow on about half of Quaite but Razors is in good shape. No snow, no mud. Roots at the start were extra slick though.
Sep 25, 2017 @ 3:43pm
Sep 25, 2017
was slick on the roots and rocks for sure Dirt was a starting to get to the point of mud but wasn't quite there
Aug 25, 2017 @ 7:46pm
Aug 25, 2017
With the rain on Thursday night it was tacky in places this morning. Loose with erosion the trees 3/4 in on the trail but it was very rideable for...
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Apr 4, 2018 @ 7:19pm
Apr 4, 2018
Razors Edge, Calgary
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Apr 4, 2018 @ 7:14pm
Apr 4, 2018
Razors Edge, Calgary
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Sep 23, 2014 @ 10:30am
Sep 23, 2014
| 10 comments Razors Edge, Canmore
1,136 |
Aug 16, 2014 @ 10:12pm
Aug 16, 2014
Razors Edge, Kananaskis

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