Route

The route for the 2016 Rocky Mountain 1200 will be very similar to previous editions, but will be run in the reverse, counter-clockwise direction.

Participants should be aware that there are several sections of the route that utilize highways with heavy motor traffic.  In our opinion it is worth enduring these stretches, which are the only options for getting to the more rewarding riding in the national parks.

Ride With GPS map (route map updated June 8, 2016)

2016 Rocky Mountain 1200 route

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  Dist. (cum.)

 Turn

Dir.

Route Description

  Dist. (int.)

  Dist. (int.)

0.0

START – Kamloops Curling Club

700 Victoria St

Open: Mon. 05:00, Close: Mon. 06:00                                                                                                       

Go Leg
0.0 L E  Victoria St 0.9 0.0
0.9 BL E  becomes Battle St 0.5 0.9
1.4 L E  Battle Street @ Columbia 0.6 1.4
2.0 BR SE/E  Highway #1 East (Around cloverleaf. Sign for Banff) 8.6 2.0
10.6 R S/E  Dallas Dr 0.2 10.6
10.8 CO E  2nd Exit off roundabout stay on Dallas Dr 0.5 10.8
11.3 R S  Barnhartvale Rd 10.0 11.3
21.3 CO E  Caution! Cattleguard. Walk across 4.0 21.3
25.3 CO E  Caution! Cattleguard. Walk across 11.9 25.3
37.2 CO E  Caution! Cattleguard. Walk across 0.0 37.2
37.2 CO E  Caution! RR X 0.4 37.2
37.6 R S  Highway #97 12.6 37.6
50.2 CO S/E  Caution! RR X 18.6 50.2
68.8 CO E  Caution! RR X 3.6 68.8
72.4 CO E/S  Falkland PetroCan Store on left. Opens at 07:00 24.1 72.4
96.5 CO S Do NOT take St Annes Rd on left 5.6 96.5
102.1 L N  St Annes Rd opposite golf course (toilets) 0.3 102.1
102.4

CONTROL #1 – Spallumcheen   

Roadside (on right)                                                                                  Open:Mon. 08:00, Close: Mon. 11:49                        

102.4
102.4 CO N  St Annes Rd 0.8 0.0
103.2 R E/N  Otter Lake Rd 2.2 0.8
105.4 R E/N  Larkin X Rd 4.5 3.0
109.9 CO E  2nd Exit off roundabout onto E Frontage Rd (underpass) 0.2 7.5
110.1 CO N  3rd Exit off roundabout for Highway #97A North 6.6 7.7
116.7 CO N Highway 97A. Armstrong. Services on left for next 2km
Caution! Large holes on shoulder next 10 km
14.9 14.3
131.6 R E  Hubert Ave, Enderby (back of IGA marketplace on left after turn) 0.1 29.2
131.7 L N  Vernon St 0.2 29.3
131.9 R E  Cliff Ave (over bridge) 0.4 29.5
132.3 L NE  Enderby Grindrod Rd (Sign for cemetery) 9.2 29.9
141.5 BR N  Highway #97A 28.1 39.1
169.6 R E  Highway #1 (Sicamous. Services next 1.9km)
Subway sandwiches on right. Tim Horton’s, Husky on left.
16.6 67.2
186.2 CO E  Malakwa Store on left 34.8 83.8
221.0 CO E  3 Valley Gap Store on left 18.8 118.6
239.8 CO E  Stay on Highway #1, cross bridge into Revelstoke.
Do NOT exit into Revelstoke City Centre.
Services for next 700m on Highway. (Bike shop in city centre)
0.5 137.4

240.3

CONTROL #2 -  Revelstoke – Not staffed

Ask any business to sign your card + put the time

Open:Mon.  12:09, Close: Mon. 20:59                          

137.9
240.3 CO E  Highway #1 (NO more services til snack stop. 72km)
47.7 0.0
288.0 CO E  Highway #1 – Caution! – 3 Tunnels in next 2 km – Use Lights! 21.2 47.7
309.2 CO E

 Rogers Pass (1330m)

    Convenience Store – CLOSED

    Cafeteria – CLOSED

Staffed Snack Stop (on right. Personal Support OK)
STOP, CHECK-IN, Give your name to volunteers
(NO more services for 74km)
Open:Mon.  14:18, Close: Tue. 01:37

2.5 68.9
311.7 CO E  Highway #1- Caution! – 5 Tunnels in next 3 km – Use Lights! Careful! Steep descent for next 10 km 17.3 71.4
329.0 CO E CAUTION! Road construction for several kilometres. Shoulder higher than road. No painted lines. Sharp drop off. 58.9 88.7
387.9 R SW Take exit Right for Highway #95, Radium Hot Springs 0.4 147.6
388.3 CO SW  Highway #95 across bridge over railway and around cloverleaf 0.3 148.0
388.6 BR SE Highway #95 (10th Avenue N) 1.0 148.3
389.6 BL E Highway #95, after bridge becomes 10th Avenue S 0.1 149.3
389.7 BR S Highway #95 (10th Avenue S) 0.2 149.4
389.9 L E  9th Street S 0.6 149.6
390.5

CONTROL #3 – Golden

Mount 7 Rec Plex (on right)
Open:Mon.  16:50, Close: Tue. 07:01                                  
                                                                                                                  

150.2
390.5 T W  9th Street S 0.6 0.0
391.1 R N  10th Avenue S (Highway #95), across bridge 1.2 0.6
392.3 CO NW  Under overpass 0.2 1.8
392.5 L SW/NE  Around cloverleaf. Signs for Lake Louise, Banff 0.7 2.0
393.2 R E  Just past Station Ave, Just before Highway #1,
take Bike Route parallel to highway
(NO services for 80km)
1.5 2.7
394.7 R E  Golden View Rd 0.2 4.2
394.9 L N  ramp to  Highway #1
Caution! Cattleguard. Walk across
0.1 4.4
395.0 R E  Highway #1 -  Caution! Narrow shoulders & steep winding road next 10 km
53.2 4.5
448.2 CO E Highway #1, Field
Store (Tea House & Gifts) – has drinks + snacks
Open – 08:00 – 20:00 MDT
16.3 57.7
464.5 CO E Kicking Horse Pass (1658m) 8.9 74.0
473.4 BR S Exit toward Lake Louise (Bow Valley Parkway) 0.4 82.9
473.8 R W  Lake Louise Drive – Caution! BAD Cattleguard / Texas Gate. Walk across 0.2 83.3
474.0 L S  Village Road (at 4-way Stop) 0.4 83.5
474.4

CONTROL #4 – Lake Louise

Recreation Centre (at end of road on right)
Open:Mon. 19:37, Close: Tue.  13:43                         

83.9
474.4 T NW  Village Road 0.4 0.0
474.8 R E  Lake Louise Drive (at 4-way Stop) – Caution! BAD Cattleguard / Texas Gate. Walk across
0.4 0.4
475.2 L NW  Highway #1 on-ramp. NO services for 79km 2.5 0.8
477.7 BR NW  Exit to Highway #93 toward Jasper & Rocky Mountain House 0.3 3.3
478.0 CO NW  Highway #93 Caution! BAD Cattleguard / Texas Gate.
Walk across
0.1 3.6
478.1 CO NW  Highway #93 – Park Gate 39.7 3.7
517.8 CO NW  Bow Summit (2065m) 36.2 43.4
554.0 CO NW  Highway #93  The Crossing (Personal Support OK)
Services Open:
Store -         07:00 – 22:00 MDT
Cafeteria -   09:00 – 17:00 MDT
Restaurant-  07:00 – 10:30, 17:00 – 22:00 MDT
Pub -           07:00 – 23:00 MDT
Motel
30.4 79.6
584.4 CO NW  Sunwapta Climb Begins 14.3 110.0
598.7 CO NW  Sunwapta Pass (2035m) 4.5 124.3
603.2 CO NW  Highway #93 – Columbia Icefields Centre
(Access via Upper Bus Parking Lot Entrance)
Services Open:
Cafeteria -      08:30 – 18:00 MDT
Dining Room – 08:00 – 10:00, 12:00 – 14:30, 18:00 – 21:00 MDT
17.5 128.8
620.7

CONTROL #5 – Beauty Creek Hostel Parking Lot

(on left side of road)
Open:Tue. 00:32, Close: Wed.  00:43                       

146.3
620.7 CO NW  Highway #93 31.3 0.0
652.0 CO NW  Highway #93 – Sunwapta Falls Lodge & Restaurant Open – 11:00 to 17:30 MDT 53.3 31.3
705.3 CO N  becomes Connaught Dr – into Jasper Townsite
(cross Highway #16 at traffic light)
1.8 84.6
707.1 L W  Miette Ave (at end of train station) 0.4 86.4
707.5 L S  Turrett St 0.1 86.8
707.6

CONTROL #6 – Jasper

McCready Centre (on left)
Open:Tue. 03:39, Close: Wed. 07:32                          

86.9
707.6 T N Turrett St 0.1 0.0
707.7 R E  Miette Ave 0.3 0.1
708.0 R S  Connaught Dr 1.7 0.4
709.7 R W  Highway #16 (Yellowhead Highway)
At night, NO services until Valemount – 123 km
63.4 2.1
773.1 CO W  Highway #16 – Water coming from pipe
Approaching west end of Moose Lake
Warning sign but locals take water here
21.5 65.5
794.6 CO W  Highway #16 – Mt. Robson Store and Cafe
Store – Open 07:00 – 20:00
Café – Open 08:00 – 17:00
Water tap on west side of store available 24hr
16.3 87.0
810.9 BL S  Highway #5 (sign for Valemount and Kamloops) 19.4 103.3
830.3 L E  5th Ave, Valemount (opposite Pine Rd) 1.6 122.7
831.9 L NW  Main St (Whiskey Fill Rd) 0.7 124.3
832.6

CONTROL #7 – Valemount

Lions Hall (on right)
Open:Tue. 08:06, Close:Wed. 16:54                             

125.0
832.6 T SE  Main St (Whiskey Fill Rd) 0.7 0.0
833.3 R W  5th Ave 1.6 0.7
834.9 L S  Highway #5 (NO services until Blue River – 90 km) 89.5 2.3
924.4 L E  Angus Horne St (across from PetroCan) 0.1 91.8
924.5 R S  Cedar St 0.2 91.9
924.7 L E  3rd Ave 0.4 92.1
925.1 L N  Pine St 0.1 92.5
925.2

CONTROL #8 – Blue River

Legion Hall (on left)
Open:Tue. 11:25, Close: Thu. 00:03                             

92.6
925.2 T S  Pine St 0.1 0.0
925.3 R W  3rd Ave 0.4 0.1
925.7 R N  Cedar St 0.2 0.5
925.9 L W  Angus Horne St 0.1 0.7
926.0 L S  Highway #5 0.4 0.8
926.4 CO S  Highway #5
Sandman Inn Restaurant Open  06:00 – 22:00
0.2 1.2
926.6 CO S  Highway #5
Husky Store 24 hr
Husky Restaurant Open 07:00 – 13:00
20.3 1.4
946.9 CO S  Highway #5 – Messiter Summit (765m)
Caution! No painted lines for ~20 km
18.4 21.7
965.3 CO S/W  Highway #5
Avola Gas and Store Open 08:00 – 22:00
67.0 40.1
1032.3 CO S  3rd Exit off roundabout onto Park Dr 0.2 107.1
1032.5 L E  Murtle Cr 0.1 107.3

1032.6

CONTROL #9 – Clearwater

SportsPlex (on right)                                                                             Open:Tue. 15:20, Close: Thu. 08:56                          

107.4
1032.6 T W  Murtle Cr 0.1 0.0
1032.7 R N  Park Dr 0.2 0.1
1032.9 CO N  2nd Exit off roundabout onto Clearwater Valley Rd
Rough road and narrow shoulder for first 5 km
25.1 0.3

1058.0

CONTROL #10 – Wells Gray

U C F I Hall and Grounds  (on right)
(Upper Clearwater Farmer’s Institute Hall)
Open:Tue. 16:19, Close: Thu. 11:22                         
                                                   

25.4
1058.0 T S  Clearwater Valley Rd 20.1 0.0
1078.1 CO S  Clearwater Valley Rd
Caution! Rough road and narrow shoulder on winding descent
5.0 20.1
1083.1 CO W/S  1st Exit off roundabout onto Highway #5 1.0 25.1
1084.1 BR W  Old North Thompson Highway Rd E 8.3 26.1
1092.4 R S  Highway #5 22.2 34.4
1114.6 CO S  Highway #5
Little Fort Husky
Store Open 07:00 – 22:00
Subway Open 07:00 – 21:45
31.4 56.6
1146.0 CO S  Highway #5
Barriere Esso Convenience Store – Open 24hr
56.4 88.0
1202.4 CO S  Do NOT take Halston Ave / Paul Lake Rd (1st Traffic Light) 1.7 144.4
1204.1 R SW/S  Mt Paul Way, Kamloops (2nd traffic light) 1.4 146.1
1205.5 CO S  Caution! Take lane to cross narrow  Red Bridge
(Avoid wood sidewalk)
0.4 147.5
1205.9 L E  Lorne St 0.3 147.9
1206.2 CO E Caution! RR X  (tracks on BAD angle) 0.4 148.2
1206.6 R S  10th Ave (River St) through underpass 0.1 148.6
1206.7 R W  Victoria St 0.3 148.7
1207.0 BL W  Victoria Street (left lane) 0.3 149.0
1207.3

FINISH CONTROL – Kamloops

Curling Club (on right)
CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Open:Tue.  21:47, Close: Thu.23:00              

149.3
NOTE: All times given in PDT unless indicated with MDT