16th April 2023
The 10K is a lollipop course with 600’ of elevation gain. It’s the best bang for your buck overlooking the narrow canyons and the Colorado River views on Steve’s Loop.
Fruita CO, Mack Exit, Hawkeye Trailhead
Runners head out the gently rolling dirt road for a mile until they take a sharp right turn for 0.3mi to the top of the hill. From there, the first Aid Station is visible and racers cross the cattle guard, staying on the road, and head down the steep hill to the Crossroads Aid Station.
Crossroads #1: Both distances will head out from the Aid Station down the steep, rocky gully for a short distance until it flattens out but continues twisting and turning. Runners will reach a “T” in the road where they take a left hand turn. You will follow along the beautiful rim for a short time before heading up a steep ledgy section to the Pizza Overlook Aid Station.
Pizza Overlook: (10K) Take a left at the Aid Station on the rugged jeep road back to Crossroads Aid Station #2, then back over the cattle guard and to the Finish Line.
- Bottle, flask, reusable cup with ability for carry 8-10 oz of fluid