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Quirk Creek - Wildhorse Loop Professional Review and Guide
"The trail lies west of Bragg Creek in the Elbow Valley. This 15.9-mile loop is an intermediate rider's dream. It climbs gradually up an old gas exploration road and then winds its way back on a narrow, wilderness roller coaster. The tail provides some excellent views of the surrounding foothills and returns along the base of Forgetmenot Mountain. It does require a frigid ford of the Elbow River at both ends of the ride, but nothing will wake you up like a wade through a mountain stream."
--Ward Cameron, Mountain Bike! The Canadian Rockies (Ward Cameron Enterprises).
This trail is not quite the "rollercoaster ride" described in the book! Unless you think of short downhills punctuated by long and/or steep uphills, as how a rollercoaster works!
Aside from the misleading description, this trail was a fun workout, rewarded by the final decent back to the river. The actual junction onto the wildhorse trail is difficult to find, due to recent logging in the area, and a lack of signposts. All-in-all, a great ride for a hot summers day, lots of eroded/rocky/roots downhill action.
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