3 miles
Distance
664 ft
Climb
-1,702 ft
Descent
01:09:05
Avg time

Razors Edge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Canmore
    , Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #605 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 65 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 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, use 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
    -145.662%
  • Grade min
    91.878%
  • Distance climb
    4,497 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,267 ft
  • Avg time
    01:09:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:11
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Status:
on Jul 29, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.55 (47 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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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      Razors Edge Trail Reports

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      Jul 29, 2020 @ 10:01am
      Jul 29, 2020
      Dry and dusty
      Jul 8, 2020 @ 5:03pm
      Jul 8, 2020
      Looks like someone filled in the v-notch with some rocks - doesn’t change too much though?
      Jun 23, 2020 @ 10:05pm
      Jun 23, 2020
      Rode Razor's evening of June 23, conditions were mint top to bottom.
      May 31, 2020 @ 8:23am
      May 31, 2020
      Rode this on the 30th. It was dry top to bottom.
      May 13, 2020 @ 3:34pm
      May 13, 2020
      The top is snowed in but further down near the end is dry
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 21 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 205 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Rossco633 (May 24, 2019 at 19:14)
       What's the best way to ride this? What direction?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]

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