Endurance Loop

Canmore

As the name suggests this loop is for riders who enjoy going the distance! Combined with roots and rocks the Endurance Loop is a fun, 15 km, intermediate trail that can only be accessed fully from June 16 – November 30 (Due to Wildlife Corridor restrictions).

Mountain Biking Moderate

Distance
15 km
Ascent
527 m
Descent
527 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.3 km
High Point
1.6 km
Gradient
Endurance Loop Map

From the back of the Daylodge riders travel across the cross country stadium and head up the wide double track trail, Centennial. At Junction 51 riders connect onto the single track trail Killer Bees. Although Killer Bees is a two directional trail it is mainly ridden as a climb however, keep cautious of anyone riding downhill. At the fork stay left onto Backdoor, a technical climb before riding down Nector Noodle and onto the Albertan – lots of rooty, rocky goodness. Before committing to the next section of technical trail is Swamp. Swamp is a green run featuring a board walk and a skinny that leads riders onto a double track trail before heading left up onto Sherwood Forest. This climb features more roots which are extra slick when wet. At Junction 78 riders will connect with EKG to the meadow to then add on the Odyssey trail. After the initial climb to the top a fun, flowy, bermed downhill awaits. At Junction 29 riders continue on the black, double track Silvertip which connects to Matching Jerseys and eventually Blue Coal Chutes. Blue Coal Chutes is a descent with flowing berms (much like the Odyssey) complete with a bridge and a small rock garden section closer towards the bottom. At the end of Blue Coal Chutes the trail finishes on the wide double track, Georgetown. Long road to ruin follows and leads riders up a flow trail with nicely shaped bermed corners. After 100m of climbing riders finish the Endurance Loop by connecting to Orchid and Canmore Trail (rated easy) leading the user back to the parking lots of the CNCPP.

Difficulty

Moderate

Mostly stable trail tread with some variability, with unavoidable obstacles 8in/20cm tall or less. Other obstacles such as rock gullies and steep sections may exist. Ideal for lower intermediate riders.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

1 out of 4

Close to help in case of emergency.

Best time to visit

June, July, August, September

Features

  • Flow
  • Technical
  • Picturesque
  • Singletrack
  • In the forest
  • Drops
  • Jumps
  • Roots
  • Rock Gardens
  • Wooden Feature

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