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Marathon Course Info


 The Marathon will start at Rio Grande Park at 6:30am

2022 Course Description Marathon

Start –  6:30am The marathon will start at Rio Grande Park.
Close to 3100ft of elevation Gain.

• Take the Dirt Trail through the John Denver Sanctuary actoss the Krajian Bridge, take a right up the Hunter Creek Trail.
• Turn Right onto the Lani White Trail, up and through Williams Ranch, take Silverlode Dr. across to Smug-gler Mountain Road.
• Turn left on Smuggler Mountain Road. Take Smuggler Mountain Road up to the BTS trail. (Aid Station #1)
• Head up the BTS Trail to the Tootsie Roll Trail.
• Follow Tootsie Roll Trail to the Lollipop Trail.
• Follow the Lollipop to the new lower Lollipop Trail down to the Iowa Shaft Trail (USFS Trail #2172.1).
• Follow the Iowa Shaft Trail down to Hunter Creek Valley South Trail (USFS #21A.1).
• Turn left on the Hunter Creek Valley South Trail and follow it to the Hunter Creek Cutoff Trail.
• Turn right on the Hunter Creek Cutoff Trail and then a right onto the Hunter Creek Valley Trail (USFS
#1992.2).
• Turn left on North Spur Trail (USFS #1992.3B) and bear left on the Lazy Man Shortcut (USFS #1992.3D) and continue to Hunter Creek Toll Road (USFS #20A) and Aid Station #2.
• Then right on the Hunter Creek Valley North Trail (USFS #21A.1).
• Follow the Hunter Creek Valley North Trail to the Hummingbird Trail.
• Take the Hummingbird Trail to the Hunter Creek Toll Road (USFS #20A).
• Turn Right on the Hunter Creek Toll Road and then bear right on the Hunter Creek Overlook Trail (USFS #2491.1).
• Turn left onto the Hunter Creek Toll Road and then a right onto Burnt Hole Road (USFS #22).
• Turn left onto the Hobbit Trail (USFS #1989.3) and follow the Hobbit Trail to Four Corners.Aid Station #3
• Take the Red Mountain Communications Site Road and then turn left onto the Secret/Jedi Trail (USFS
#1987.3).
• Turn Left on the Sunnyside Trail (USFS #1987.1) and follow it until the Shadyside Cutoff (USFS #1988.2).
• Turn left on Shadyside Trail (USFS #1988.1) and follow it until it joins the Sunnyside Trail again.
• Turn right on the Sunnyside Trail and follow it until it meets the Rio Grande Trail.
• Turn left on the Rio Grande Trail and follow it until it joins a series of single track trails that parallels the Rio Grande Trail.
• Cross the Roaring Fork River on the Picnic Point Bridge and turn left on the Music Tent single track trail. Turn left onto the Grindley Bridge and then a right turn back onto the Rio Grande Trail. Follow the Rio Grande trail back to the finish at Rio Grande Park.

Marathon Aid station locations and cut of times.

Mile Location Supplies Cut-off Times
3 Smuggler Mountain Rd Water, Skratch 7:30am
8 Hunter Creek Senior Lot Water, Skratch 10:00am
11.5 Top of Lower Plunge Water, Skratch 11:25am
15.5 4 Corners Water, Skratch 12:35pm
23.4 Stein Park Water, Skratch 1:25pm
26.2! Finish Line