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Mount Revelstoke - Revelstoke

Basic data & ranking

Average grade: 5.6 %

Length: 26 km

Altitude start: 470 m

Altitude top: 1938 m

Ascent: 1468 m

Maximum: 7 %

Mount Revelstoke rankings

Difficulty ranking world: 704 (all)
Ranking Canada: 2 (all)
Ranking Selkirk Mountains: 1(all)
Difficulty score: 129.46 what?

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Winding 26 km uphill, the Meadows in the Sky Parkway takes you through forests of Cedar and Hemlock, Spruce and Fir, to the renowned subalpine wildflower meadows of Mt. Revelstoke National Park.

The Mount Revelstoke is situated in British Columbia. This climb belongs to the Selkirk Mountains. Starting from Revelstoke, the Mount Revelstoke ascent is 26 km long. Over this distance, you climb 1468 heightmeters. The average percentage thus is 5.6 %. The maximum slope is 7 %.

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Story by Ed Janicki from , Canada, submitted on 08/08/2012
This is surely one of the better climbs in Canada. It offers more vertical than any other paved road. The gradient varies a little, but avoids extremes. There are plenty of switchbacks for some technical practice and speed control on the way down. Best of all, the traffic is light and slow-moving.

Watch out for potholes in places. They are mostly easy to spot. Be aware that you might encounter a bear or two, particularly early in the morning or in the evening.

A small correction: the gradient exceeds 7% for most of the last kilometre and hits 13% on the last switchback. It also hits 9% in places before the last kilometre. It never goes downhil while on the way up although it flattens to 1% in places to provide some respite.

This climb is highly recommended if travelling through, or staying in the vicinity. In fact it would be worth a special trip, along with some other great rides in the area (e.g. Mica dam).
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