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Victoria Wakefield

Fat Biking

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We weren’t competing with other riders for room on the trail and the soft swish of the tires on snow was a sweet and soothing sound. Our bikes were inexpensive to rent and yet the experience — well, like the chance to try anything new — was rich. Michelle Gurney Calgary Herald

Goat Creek Trail

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Starting point: Smith Dorrien Road via Spray Lakes Road
  • Length: 19 km (one way)

 Runs between Canmore and Banff. The middle third of the trail is challenging and might require some hiking.

Lake Minnewanka / Cascade Trail

  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Starting points: Lake Minnewanka Day-use Area, kiosk at far end of Picnic Area
  • Length: 24.9 km one way

The trail running up to Lake Minnewanka is popular with cross country skiers. Fat bikers can use the trail as well, but make sure you avoid riding on the track set portion of the trail.

Moraine Lake Road

  • Difficulty: Challenging
  • Starting points: Lake Louise Drive and Moraine Lake Rd
  • Length: 10.6 km one way

During the winter Moraine Lake Road is closed to vehicular traffic. With a gentle gradient and spectacular views, it makes for a fantastic fat bike adventure. The road ends at a viewpoint overlooking Moraine Lake. There is a high risk of avalanches beyond this point.

Tunnel Mountain

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Starting points: Hoodoos Lookout Parking Lot or Tunnel Mountain Campground.
  • Length: 5.7 km

Local fat bikers often groom trails on Tunnel Mountain for fat bikes.

Note: Non-skiers and dogs on trails that are used by cross country skiers must stay on the far outer edge of the track set and groomed ski trails. Riding on the track set portion of cross country ski trails endangers skiers who later use the track.