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Great Divide Mountain Bike Route - Canada

Banff, Alberta - Roosville, Montana (254 miles)

  • 2 pages
  • Adventure Cycling Association
  • 978-0-935108-76-7
  • Dec 1, 2011

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This route extends the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route into Canada along the spine of the Rocky Mountains. Beginning in Banff, it heads southward through spectacular scenery to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park. The route uses Elk Pass (6,443 feet) to cross the Continental Divide (known as the Great Divide in Canada). The towns of Elkford and Sparwood offer services.

From Sparwood, you can choose to follow the main route through miles and miles of unbridled wilderness or the Fernie Alternate, a more populated and mostly paved option. The endpoint is Roosville, which is the beginning of the U.S. Stretch of the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route."

Adventure Cycling maps are created by cyclists, for cyclists, and they are some of the best available for those in search of discovery and adventure in North America. The maps reflect the association's research as well as suggestions from thousands of cyclists who have explored the Adventure Cycling Route Network. Adventure Cycling develops the best cross-country, loop, coastal, and inland cycling routes available, with turn-by-turn directions, detailed navigational instructions for the tricky sections, and elevation profiles in the high country.

The maps are waterproof and designed to fit in a handlebar-bag window or jersey pocket. The maps provide information specifically for cyclists: the location of bike shops, sources for food and water, and listings of overnight accommodations including camping facilities, small hotels, and cyclists-only lodging.


  • 2 pages
  • Adventure Cycling Association
  • 978-0-935108-76-7
  • Dec 1, 2011

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