Cox Hill Ridge Professional Review and Guide
"The trailhead is within the Sibbald Creek area of Kananaskis Country. It is accessed most easily from either the Trans Canada Highway or via Highway 40 (the Kananaskis Trail). How are your climbing legs? They better be in prime condition before you attempt this 11.7-mile grunt. The trail is a loop that climbs over the ridge and brings you back on the good gravel of Powderface Trail Road. If you endure the 2,275 feet ride / push to the summit, you'll be rewarded with an excellent panorama view and options for some extended ridge-top riding.
This trail is for expert riders looking for a challenge. Almost from the start, you'll find yourself pushing your bike a lot more than riding it, and this continues for the first 4.1 miles. The climbing is steep, unrelenting, and exhausting. The views provide ever-widening panoramas culmination in the 360 degree view from the true summit of Cox Hill Ridge. At 7,382 feet, it provides unobstructed views all the way to the prairies tot he northeast and east. To the south, the main peaks of the Elbow Valley, Banded, Cornwall, and Glasgow, dominate. To the west, Mount Yamnuska forms the official start of the Front Ranges of the Rocky Mountains."