Bryant Creek Trail For Mountain Biking

The 5th most popular mountain bike trail in Alberta.

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South of Banff and Canmore, the Bryant Creek Trail is a 51 km out-and-back mountain bike ride into the magnificent Rocky Mountain forest. The singletrack begins in Kananaskis Country Recreation Area, passes through BNP and end in Mount Assinboine Provincial Park. The first half of the mountain bike ride is relatively level. The latter half becomes steep and rocky as it crosses Assinboine Pass. To reach the mountain biking trailhead from Banff, head south on TC1 into Canmore. Pass through the downtown district and up towards the Canmore Nordic Centre. Turn left on FS742 for 44 km along the Smith Dorrien Trail to the trailhead at Mount Shark. Unfortunately, this trail is subject to closure at the discretion of BNP rangers to protect brown bear habitat.

Overall, Bryant Creek Trail is the 5th most popular mountain bike trail of all 23 mountain biking rides in Alberta. Several of the better mountain bike trails are nearby Bryant Creek Trail including Alexandra River, Moraine Lake, Lake Minnewanka, Spray River / Goat Creek, Redearth Creek and Rundle RiversidePipestone.


Local Contact(s):  BNP (403) 522-3833; Banff Tourism (403) 762-8421; Alberta Visitors (800) 661-8888; Backcountry Biking in the Rockies by Eastcott & Lepp (403) 249-9490; Mountain Majic, Banff (403) 762-2591; Gem Trek Recreation Map #5 (403) 932-4893

Best Season:  Jun. - Sep.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Hostel International (403) 762-4122; Buffalo Lodge 762-2400; Brewster Lodge 762-2900; Ptarmigan Inn

Luxury Loding:  Banff Springs Hotel; Caribou Mountain Lodge

Breakfast Restaurant:  Melissas

Reference Source:  click here

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  7/13/2016

ID:  5409


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