Behind the Rocks 50k
ElevationAscent: 3,154' 961 m
Descent: -3,155' -962 m
High: 5,544' 1,690 m
Low: 4,062' 1,238 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 35% (19°)
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“BTR was created to highlight Moab's last hidden gem, the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area.”— Justin Ricks
Race - Mar 21, 2020
While running on the Hunter Canyon Rim Trail, please be aware of where you step so that you are sure to stay off of the Cryptobiotic Crust. The crust is a living organism that takes a long time to recover from human disturbances.
The race will start at the 24-Hours of Moab and head north for a mile and a half to the Behind the Rocks Trail. For 10 miles, continue south on the trail to the Hunter Canyon Rim trail. Turn left onto the Rim trail for 4.5 miles until Kane Creek Road.
The rim trail starts off as a doubletrack but becomes a singletrack as you get closer to the canyon. As you get to the bottom, the trail also becomes super technical and somewhat difficult to follow. There are a few steep ledge sections that will require to you climb down. Once at the aid station, turn around and head back the way you came until you reach Behind the Rocks intersection.
Turn right, not left like the way you started, and head back on the Kane Creek trail for 11.5 miles to the finish.
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