Richter Pass and the Rollers

Difficulty
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Hard
Duration
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5-6h
Distance
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92.2 km
Elevation
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1,338 m
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Cycling Richter Pass and the Rollers is a lengthy adventure in the Okanagan Valley that will see you traverse a route that is most well-known for being a part of the Ironman Canada challenge. While out on the route, you will climb uphill through the steep terrain of Richter Pass and traverse some rolling hills on the way to Keremeos before turning back to do it all over again in the opposite direction. This is a physically demanding, albeit exhilarating, day out on the road.

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Route Description for Richter Pass and the Rollers

If you are after a lengthy cycling adventure in the Okanagan Valley that will see you gain a fair amount of elevation while enjoying stunning mountain views, then the Richter Pass and the Rollers route is the perfect option for you. After setting out from Osoyoos, you will steadily climb your way uphill through Richter Pass along the Crowsnest Highway, enjoying the beautiful views of the surrounding mountain peaks as you push yourself to the highpoint of the route.

From there, you will make an easy descent from the pass towards the winding Similkameen River, following it to the north as you traverse the rollers, a stretch of undulating landscape that will see you climb and descend through a number of rolling hills. After reaching the terminus of the route in Keremeos, feel free to pause for a short rest before turning back to retrace your ride across the rollers and back up through the pass, reliving both the terrain and stunning mountain views on the return leg of your journey back to Osoyoos.

Getting to the Richter Pass and the Rollers Trailhead

To reach the starting point for the Richter Pass and the Rollers trail from Oliver, head south on Main Street for 1.2 km and continue straight onto BC-97 S. Follow this for 18.4 km and turn right to arrive at the parking lot.

Route Information

  • When to do

    May-October

  • Family friendly

    No

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Out and back

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