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Posted: Oct 28, 2007 at 9:59 Quote
This is a compilation of the areas to ride in Calgary, taken from the post originally made in the old forum. If you come across new areas to ride, add them here!

1. Nose Hill Main
2. Nose Hill large boulders
3. Edgemont Club
4. Bearspaw dam
5. Bearspaw concrete stuff
5. Trials Rock (kananaskis)
6. Elephant Rocks (canmore)
7. Grassy Lake rocks (canmore)
8. Grotto Canyon (canmore)
9. Orange rail rocks
10. Hidden Valley sign rocks
11. Bowness park by the stairs
12. Gravel pit below market mall
13. Crowfoot area in general for urban
14. downtown
15. eau claire rocks
16. fish creek rocks
17. brentwood lrt
18. university
19. glen eagles
20. max bell
21. rocks by signal hill
22. 14th st turnaround
23. Kensington logs
24. Heritage Park/Glenmore resevior
25. Bow River pathway/ Glenmore Trail overpass
26. Burnco precast reject area (Deerfoot Trail)
27. End of Waiperous Valley Road (4x4 recomended)
28. Fischer Creek Quarry (McClean Creek area)
29. Indian Graves
30. Blackfoot motor park
31. Upper Kananaskis Lake spillway
32. Lower Kananaskis Lake Campground
33. Banff springs golf course (bouldering area)
34. Boxcar Bend (RMH)
35. Ekshaw rock walls
36. Airdrie southside and west of coop 100' long of rocks piled up
37. Ghost creek going into Waiperous (below bridge)
38. Rainbowfalls in Chestermere (man made rocks and waterfall)
39. Meeting point where Sheep river and Highwood river meet (boulders in and out of water)
40. Bottom of Glenmore dam (rocks and cement, might be washed away after last years floods)
41. Wentworth at Beattie villas and at corner of 77st sw
42. rock pile 17 ave and 85 st sw
43. Indian reserve at Glenmore (army barracks), old desert training area (always got chased off)
44. Cochrane train tracks (held a bunch of contests there)
45. Lac des arc, waterfall up the side of hill
46. cougar canyon(heard its similar to grotto)- canmore
47. goat glacier parking lot- kananaskis
48. heart creek- deadmans flats
49. shawnassy mall area- like crowfoot
50. fish creek rocks- near macleod/fish creek station
51. bebo grove logs- fish creek
52. Rundle ruins (6th st & 11 ave SE)
53. Edworthy park- upper parking lots, cliffs along the sideroad, river shore
54. Bow River at the bottom of Silver Springs (boulders by the water)
55. Downstream ~1km from Elbow Falls Boat Launch on both sides of the river (Gigantic super tech iron-rich rocks on the far side)
56. Elbow Falls & picnic area
57. Elbow Falls boat launch (rocks at the confluence of Elbow & canyon creek) and big round boulders on the hillsides.
58. tuscany rocks
59. Coopers close in Airdrie
60. North parking lot area (hidden) of the zoo.

Note: The areas listed above were contributed by DangerousDave, flixlee, anotherfatbastard, MoNtY, pete, and olliee.

Posted: Oct 28, 2007 at 18:51 Quote
5 acres of rock in Panarama

Posted: Oct 29, 2007 at 20:33 Quote
In the practical world, Panorama is not a place to ride in or near Calgary. I would also not recommend Indian Graves as it is very abrasive rock, much of it unstable. It's more of a pile of rubble.

Posted: Oct 29, 2007 at 20:36 Quote
You forgot the 2 main ones(or i missed them) but millenium park and COP
Kami wrote:
This is a compilation of the areas to ride in Calgary, taken from the post originally made in the old forum. If you come across new areas to ride, add them here!

1. Nose Hill Main
2. Nose Hill large boulders
3. Edgemont Club
4. Bearspaw dam
5. Bearspaw concrete stuff
5. Trials Rock (kananaskis)
6. Elephant Rocks (canmore)
7. Grassy Lake rocks (canmore)
8. Grotto Canyon (canmore)
9. Orange rail rocks
10. Hidden Valley sign rocks
11. Bowness park by the stairs
12. Gravel pit below market mall
13. Crowfoot area in general for urban
14. downtown
15. eau claire rocks
16. fish creek rocks
17. brentwood lrt
18. university
19. glen eagles
20. max bell
21. rocks by signal hill
22. 14th st turnaround
23. Kensington logs
24. Heritage Park/Glenmore resevior
25. Bow River pathway/ Glenmore Trail overpass
26. Burnco precast reject area (Deerfoot Trail)
27. End of Waiperous Valley Road (4x4 recomended)
28. Fischer Creek Quarry (McClean Creek area)
29. Indian Graves
30. Blackfoot motor park
31. Upper Kananaskis Lake spillway
32. Lower Kananaskis Lake Campground
33. Banff springs golf course (bouldering area)
34. Boxcar Bend (RMH)
35. Ekshaw rock walls
36. Airdrie southside and west of coop 100' long of rocks piled up
37. Ghost creek going into Waiperous (below bridge)
38. Rainbowfalls in Chestermere (man made rocks and waterfall)
39. Meeting point where Sheep river and Highwood river meet (boulders in and out of water)
40. Bottom of Glenmore dam (rocks and cement, might be washed away after last years floods)
41. Wentworth at Beattie villas and at corner of 77st sw
42. rock pile 17 ave and 85 st sw
43. Indian reserve at Glenmore (army barracks), old desert training area (always got chased off)
44. Cochrane train tracks (held a bunch of contests there)
45. Lac des arc, waterfall up the side of hill
46. cougar canyon(heard its similar to grotto)- canmore
47. goat glacier parking lot- kananaskis
48. heart creek- deadmans flats
49. shawnassy mall area- like crowfoot
50. fish creek rocks- near macleod/fish creek station
51. bebo grove logs- fish creek
52. Rundle ruins (6th st & 11 ave SE)
53. Edworthy park- upper parking lots, cliffs along the sideroad, river shore
54. Bow River at the bottom of Silver Springs (boulders by the water)
55. Downstream ~1km from Elbow Falls Boat Launch on both sides of the river (Gigantic super tech iron-rich rocks on the far side)
56. Elbow Falls & picnic area
57. Elbow Falls boat launch (rocks at the confluence of Elbow & canyon creek) and big round boulders on the hillsides.
58. tuscany rocks
59. Coopers close in Airdrie
60. North parking lot area (hidden) of the zoo.

Note: The areas listed above were contributed by DangerousDave, flixlee, anotherfatbastard, MoNtY, pete, and olliee.

Posted: Oct 29, 2007 at 20:39 Quote
I thought I'd post some pictures from the above list to give you a better idea of what they are like.

Following are from the Banff golf course rocks. Park at Bow Falls and head east on the golf course road. It's about a 10 minute ride on the south side of the road. There's some riding for beginners, but mostly intermediate and advance.

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Posted: Oct 29, 2007 at 20:40 Quote
this is a trials thread and mellenium is def not one of the best places for that

Posted: Oct 30, 2007 at 6:02 Quote
Pamarama is a development area in Calgary, and yes, it is ridable.

Indian Graves is also ridable, it's just not what you like to ride. All the smaller rock is on the bottom, the farther up you go the larger it gets.

Posted: Nov 4, 2007 at 7:46 Quote
Thanks for posting this again Mark

Posted: Nov 6, 2007 at 0:02 Quote
rockwell wrote:
this is a trials thread and mellenium is def not one of the best places for that

millenium is good, there is a big rock thing in front of the park and there are a couple vboxes and rails u can try

Posted: Mar 22, 2008 at 16:50 Quote
i have a big rock in my garden and i jump off it on my bike. its scary though!

Posted: Mar 23, 2008 at 0:04 Quote
I just found a pefect rail gap the other day. Its utterly perfect. Its in hawkwood (nw) Its a double rail gap and its better then anything I have found downtown. Their is a wooden ledge next to it so u can ride the ledge and hop onto the rail easily. If your seriously interested let me know ill take a pic.

Posted: May 21, 2008 at 16:29 Quote
i personly love cop its fun for dhing and its not to hard for hardtails!!!

Posted: May 23, 2008 at 22:14 Quote
does cop still have that mini trials park?

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