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 DH22 (Non Feature DH)
Readers Rating: No. of Ratings: 1 
Distance: 103.3 km / 64.0 mi Traffic: Light

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At a Glance

Like running the gauntlet? This beautifully engineered and smoothly paved toll highway (eastbound only) through Banff and Kootenay National Parks has B.C.ís greatest concentration of wildlife and glorious scenery. Unfortunately, this trip through the Rockies also may have B.C.ís greatest concentration of speed tax collectors enforcing the restrictive 90-kmh (55-mph) speed limit. The mountain weather in this World Heritage Site is changeable and you can expect to see rain roll in at anytime. It can also be very cold if you ride early or late in the day. But if you plug in the electric vest, keep your eyes open and have a good radar detector, you should make it through unscathed.
Riders Reviews:

"This was the first DH on a 4 day, 2200km round trip starting in Edmonton with a threesome, all on sportbikes. We left Banff at 8 AM, taking Hwy 1A (a beautiful road with abundant wildlife, very light traffic, and incredible scenery) to Castle Junction. We travelled the DH at a pretty good clip as the traffic was very light (mid-June morning). We especially enjoyed the beginning and end portions of this DH because of the curves. We stopped once some distance past the Kootenay Park Lodge and were amazed at the total stillness of the surrounding forest. It was actually quite eery. The pavement and weather were absolutely fabulous and made for a very quick journey to Radium where we stopped at Screamers for ice cream. No evidence of STC's during our trip."-Dietmar Sedens