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Old 12-21-2014, 07:27 AM   #1
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Rte 40, SW of Calgary, in July?

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Planning a ride to Banff/Jasper in July, going via Cranbrook, returning via Kalispell+Glacier Natl Park (The US Glacier Park, not the Canadian one.)
Route 40 south of Canmore looks interesting. Closed in winter. Recommended? Avoid?
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:05 AM   #2
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No Problem

In June and onward it is no problem. In July it is doubtful you will even see much snow on the peaks.
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Old 12-21-2014, 09:27 AM   #3
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Thanks, Lycan. I assume it's a beautiful stretch of road? I've been all over BC but only the main highways in Alberta. Trying to branch out...
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Old 12-21-2014, 10:22 AM   #4
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+1 on beautiful, when you get to the Kananaskis Lakes you can take the Smith Dorian into the back side of Canmore, not sure of the highway number?
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Thanks, Lycan. I assume it's a beautiful stretch of road? I've been all over BC but only the main highways in Alberta. Trying to branch out...
Yes it is! What are you riding? Part of the 40 (actually the southern part 940 is gravel; from Coleman to Highwood Junction.)







Cal is right that Smith Dorien Trail sometimes referred to as Smith Dorien / Spray Lakes road is great if you like gravel. I have a gpx file for that as well if you like.




See here: http://www.dualsportmaps.com/?id=tracks
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Old 12-21-2014, 11:48 AM   #6
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Rte 40.

Opens June 15th every year, I believe. Most scenic and highest paved road in Canada. 940 is smooth dirt. Some flood damage in 2013 but should be in top condition by spring of 2015.
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Old 12-21-2014, 04:26 PM   #7
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Greetings
Route 40 south of Canmore looks interesting. Closed in winter. Recommended? Avoid?
Highway 40, the Kananaskis Trail, is definitely worth doing. The Trail joins highways 940 (the Forestry Trunk Road), and 541 (Longview Highway), at it's south end. There is a store at the junction, which is called Highwood House.

From the junction you can ride the gravel road south to Hwy 3 (the Crowsnest Highway), or you can ride on pavement east to Longview, and take Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail) south to the Crowsnest. 940 is usually fairly smooth, but it's very dusty, so I would recommend 22.

Also Cowboy Trail is very scenic:

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Old 12-21-2014, 10:51 PM   #8
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looks great!
I'm on a Wee strom; friend rides an FJR.
not experienced with gravel. last time on it with previous bike I biffed badly.
we plan on going cowboy trail too.

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