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    Kananaskis / Bragg Creek conditions

    Hi,

    I'm going to be in the Kananaskis area (staying at Kananaskis Village) this coming weekend. Was planning on bringing a bike down to ride a couple of the days. Being that it is in the shoulder season, would those ridding there recommend fat bike, skinny bike, or "don't bother". Trail Forks recent reports for the area seem mixed depending on elevation etc. I've ridden at Bragg Creek several times in the summer and really enjoyed it.

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    Looks like more rain and snow here on Friday. The trails are marginal right now - we had a lot of rain and snow and miserable weather for much of the fall, and the days are getting to short for things to dry out easily, now. I will definitely bring the bike, though - just don't have high expectations.

    Even if the trails at Bragg are a washout, you could still bike the new High Rockies Trail for some fall scenery.

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    Here is the best source for Bragg Creek trail conditions. https://www.braggcreektrails.org/report/

    I would agree with dh024, its worth bringing a "normal" mountain bike but be prepared to tailor your ride to the conditions. Trails that have lots of sun exposure seem to be running much better than things in the shade right now.

    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/minnewanka/
    should be a pretty safe bet

    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/jewell-pass/
    might be ok.

    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/prospector-10615/
    should be good.

    https://www.trailforks.com/trails/razors-edge/
    should be good.

    Keep an eye on the weather as things could change rapidly.

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    Thanks for the responses. Skinny bike is on the rack and ready to go. Probably only get a few hours of ridding in over the whole weekend but a little ridding is better than no ridding.

    I have hiked the Lake Minnewanka trail in the past and always thought it would be a nice ride when open to bikes.

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    Hi,

    Just wanted to thank everyone for their recommendations.

    Day 1 rode stony trail from Kananaskis Village then up and back Jewel Pass.

    Day 2 drove to the Barrier Dam parking lot then rode a loop up Prairie View, down Jewel Pass and back to the parking lot on Stony Trail.

    Overall conditions were pretty reasonable. A bit of snow/ice where Jewel Pass crosses the creek then again where it ties into prairie view. Everything was well packed in from hikers so no fat bike required. Didn't get to ride razors edge. Maybe next time. Beautiful area. Will need to come back in the summer. Thanks!

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