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Course Maps

September 9, 2017
50k and 22k

The 50K course climbs over 8000 feet.  Due to the difficulty and remoteness of this race, prior ultra running experience is required.

New in 2016 – a 22K course option!
The 22K course follows the first part of the 50K, making it one of the toughest half-marathons in the state, with 3400' of climbing, reaching an altitude of 13,200'.  The 22K course is not recommended for novice trail runners.  It is a tough course at high altitude.

Cut-off times are enforced for both options.

50k

Race starts at the Jones Pass Trail Head Lot. Run up Jones Pass. At Mile 4 (Aid 1) head south on the Continental Divide Trail. High Point at 13,200 (Mile 6.5). Continue south to the Herman Lake Split (Mile 9.5). Participants will head to the southeast side of Herman Lake to get bib punched (Mile 10.2) and head back to the split (Mile 10.9) and continue to the Herman Gulch Trail Head Parking lot (Mile 14, Aid 2). Course continues by heading east on the Watrous Gulch Trail to Mile 15.4 where it splits off to the right onto the Bard Creek Trail. This trail, as mentioned above, is undefined for miles at a time. Pay close attention and always be on the lookout for the next course marking and/or cairn. Water only aid station at mile 20. At mile 25.5 Bard Creek Trail become a 4WD road (Aid 4). Continue on the road approx to the finish line at the Empire Ball Field. (Approx mile 30)


22k

Race starts at the Jones Pass Trail Head Lot.  Run up Jones Pass.  At Mile 4 (Aid Station) head south on the Continental Divide Trail. High Point at 13,200 (Mile 6.5). Continue south to the Herman Lake Split (Mile 9.5).  Participants will head to the southeast side of Herman Lake to get bib punched (Mile 10.2) and head back to the split (Mile 10.9) and continue to the Herman Gulch Trail Head Parking lot to finish line (Mile 14).

50k
22k