Golden, BC, located in the heart of what is known as Kicking Horse Country, serves as an access point to no less than 6 National Parks (Banff, Glacier, Kootenay, Jasper, Mt. Revelstoke and Yoho). Golden also sits at the confluence of the Kicking Horse River, a Canadian heritage river famous for whitewater rafting, and the Columbia River, a BC heritage river which meanders through the longest protected wetlands in North America.
- Golden is situated in the Kootenay region of south-eastern British Columbia, and lies between two mountain ranges – the Columbia Mountains (sub ranges: Selkirk and Purcell) and the Rocky Mountains, and at the junction of two heritage rivers – the Columbia River and the Kicking Horse River.
- Golden is 280KM from the Calgary International Airport
- Golden’s vibrant, exciting and diverse past have laid the foundations for this authentic mountain town that continues to attract visitors from around the world. Some like it that much they never leave.
- Mountain Shadows – Accessed from Reflection Lake trailhead and offering 20km of technical singletrack riding, Mountain Shadows is an integral part of the ‘Super Loop’ which consists of a 3-4 hour long loop incorporating Golden’s three main trail systems.
- The Moonraker, and CBT trail systems are a superb mix of intermediate singletrack and old roads. Over 60 km of trails offer interesting rides in cedar and fir forests with good views of the valley, as well as meadows, beaver ponds and streams.
- The Moonraker trials offer classic fast, flowy, single track riding with outstanding views. The system has lots of technical sections, but also many intermediate and some easy sections. Some singletracks have lots of roots.
- Canyon Creek trail is connected to Moonraker trail system and offers challenging uphill and spectacular downhill along the canyon’s rim. The trail is definitely not for those with a fear of heights.
- The CBT tails offers an approach to the Moonraker system from downtown Golden. The recently expanded CBT Mainline trails are superb single track rides in their own right.