3 miles
Distance
664 ft
Climb
-1,702 ft
Descent
01:08:32
Avg time

Razors Edge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Canmore
    Canmore, Alberta
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • 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
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 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 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
    01:08:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:18:11
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Status:
on Jun 12, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (31 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 month
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to razors-edge trailhead (51.042680, -115.090160)
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      Razors Edge Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 12, 2019 @ 5:22pm
      Jun 12, 2019
      May 28, 2019 @ 5:12pm
      May 28, 2019
      Oct 26, 2018 @ 8:33pm
      Oct 26, 2018
      Approach trail off of PV is wet and roots are slippery. Slabs are dry. Great conditions!
      Oct 25, 2018 @ 6:04pm
      Oct 25, 2018
      Dry with a few patches of ridable snow. One small bear spotted.
      Aug 12, 2018 @ 11:00am
      Aug 12, 2018
      Dry even after a bit of rain
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 66 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,323 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 23, 2014 @ 10:30am
      Sep 23, 2014
      | 10 comments
      1,524 |
      Aug 16, 2014 @ 10:12pm
      Aug 16, 2014

      Trail Lists

      Routes with this trail

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      14 miles
      Razors Prairie Loop
      13 miles

      2 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]

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