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Kootenay Rockies

Kicking Horse Bike Park

Photo by Reuben Krabbe

Unique Alpine Riding

People don’t come to Kicking Horse Mountain Resort to ride the same old thing. With over 3,700 vertical feet of trail variety, bikers here never have to ride the same trail twice.

The view from the alpine launch alone is worthy of a trip—with three piercing mountain ranges and the wetlands of the Columbia Valley. The impeccably maintained downhill trails are amplified by berms, jumps, wooden features (Stickrock has to be ridden to be believed), rock slabs (look directly below the gondola to see the longest rock slab line), and plenty of good ol’ white-knuckle singletrack. The only thing missing is crowds, but mountain bikers looking for a bit of adrenaline solitude won’t mind that.

  • Opening Day: June 21, 2024
  • Closing Day: September 29, 2024
Number of Trails:
Highest Elevation:
2,347 m (net descent: 1,157 m)
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Getting Here & Trail Access

Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, and Golden, are smack dab in the middle of some of the most stunning mountain scenery in the world.

Thanks to its location right on Trans-Canada Highway 1, access to Golden from east or west is easy.

Driving Distances & Times:

  • Calgary - 265 km (165 mi), 3 hours
  • Kamloops - 360 km (224 mi), 4 hours
  • Spokane - 543 km (337 mi), 6 hours 20 minutes
  • Vancouver - 712 km (442 mi), 7 hours 50 minutes

Golden is approximately a three-hour drive from both the Calgary International Airport (YYC) and the Canadian Rockies International Airport (YXC) in Cranbrook.

The trails at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort Bike Park can be accessed by purchasing a lift ticket.

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