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Athabasca Falls Loop from Jasper
64 kilometers, 576 meters climbed.
Starting out in Jasper, a fantastic day is to ride south to Athabasca Falls on Hwy 93 (The Icefields Parkway) and return to Jasper on Hwy 93A. In total the ride is approx 65 kilometers and 580 meters of ascent.
Peak top left is Mount Edith Cavell.
There are two hills within the ride that border on climbs by themselves. Athabasca Pass is the first is at kilometer 26. The second pitch is at kilometer 51 and is the ramp up from Wabasso Campground to Mount Edith Cavell South turn off about 2.5 kilometers down from the peak of the climb.
The ride outlined above has "the benefit" of riding by the MEC (as Mount Edith Cavell is known by the locals) turnoff, Marmot Basin and Jasper Sky Tram turnoffs. It is pretty much a ritual that when we are in Jasper we ride out to Athabasca Falls and turn off to climb one or all of the above climbs.