With its very steep and challenging route, which in some years is dry with sunny weather and in others is covered in snow that can be two to three feet deep, the out-and-back race starts and finishes along CR 177, which is the road north of the railroad tracks at the base of S Mountain just outside downtown Salida, near the banks of the Arkansas River. From there, runners follow multiple trails along the Salida Mountain Trails, winding their way through hilly single track trail and dirt/jeep roads.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, contact us here.