Track list

Elkford Crown Atlas

This route takes you from the town of Elkford, up the gas pipeline, over Fording Mountain, past Grave Lake, over Crown Mountain, and to the Deadman's Pass into Alberta

83.51 km2100.84 m-1777.71 mXL
White Boar Lake

White Boar Lake is a Forest Service Rec site on a classic cirque lake sitting at the head of a glaciated valley. The vertical wall of Mount McKay soaring upward to 2665 m and the remnant glacier at the far end of this lake, provide a spectacular backdrop for campers, anglers and picnickers. A small campsite with tables, fire rings and a toilet at this easily accessed subalpine lake, make it an ideal outing for those unable to walklong distances.

Stage NW of Cranbrook and ride west past St Mary Lake and Meachen Falls to White Boar Lake, an alpine lake on the Moyie Range.

62.50 km981.99 m-401.23 mL
Hall Mountain

Stage NW of Cranbrook and ride to the lookout and view over a mountain lake at the top of Hall Mountain.

84.85 km1850.78 m-574.39 mXL
Puddingburn Mountain Lookout

Stage from Spruce Ridge Road NW of Cranbrook.  A commanding view from 7500 feet, and a cool abandoned steam shovel along the way.

94.47 km2070.44 m-2061.79 mXL
Cherry Lake and Packrat Hotel

Stage from Moyie near the Eagle's Nest campground.  This is a road ride.

146.93 km2559.63 m-2529.35 mL
Moyie Mountain Lookout

A repeater site with a commanding view.  Stage from near the Eagle's Nest campground

33.67 km1230.25 m-1234.45 mXL
Sand Creek

A pretty cool ride with a lookout over Tie Lake and Kootenay Lake, ride up a series of switchbacks to about 6500 ft, then do the loop up Little Sand, behind the Fernie Ski hill's Lizard range, and back south down Big Sand creek.  There's one washout up Big Sand that is pretty snug, I don't think you would get a side-by-side through.

Lots of Huckleberries in early September, and lots of purple bear-scat.

71.31 km2150.59 m-2157.68 mXL
The Notch

Stage at Fernie on the Coal Creek FSR where the pavement turns to gravel.  Head east and then turn left heading into Coal Creek Pass.  Turn right on the pipeline and travel south until you come to "The Notch", a spectactular view point from Flathead Ridge.

93.05 km2524.06 m-2532.47 mXL

Stage from Fernie's Coal Creek staging area where the pavement turns to gravel on the Coal Creek FSR.  Turn left up Coal Creek Pass and then take the trail up to the old microwave repeater site for a spectacular viewpoint.  Then on to an excellent view over Wheeler Creek from Marten Ridge.

48.21 km2126.80 m-1046.16 mXL
Crown Mountain

A scenic ride staging near Grave Lake, over Crown Mountain into the Alexander Creek valley and back.  Note that this ride can't be done by ATV between Sept 1 and Nov 30 due to seasonal closures under the Wildlife Act.

53.75 km1527.17 m-1527.05 mXL