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Behind the Rocks 50k

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BTR was created to highlight Moab's last hidden gem, the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Area.


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Map Key

32.9

Miles

52.9

KM

95%

Runnable

5,544' 1,690 m

High

4,062' 1,238 m

Low

3,154' 961 m

Up

3,155' 962 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

35%

Max Grade (19°)

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Overview

The course was designed to highlight the technical slickrock trails of Moab, the views of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness area, and the snow capped La Sal mountains.

Need to Know

Mad Moose Events' Special Request:
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.

Description

The course was designed to highlight the technical slickrock trails of Moab, the views of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness area, and the snow capped La Sal mountains.

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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Justin Ricks

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Photos

Prostitution Butte seen on Behind the Rocks Ultra
Aug 20, 2015 near Moab, UT
Hunter Rim on Behind the Rocks Ultra!
Aug 20, 2015 near Moab, UT
Behind the Rocks Ultra, views of the La Sals
Aug 20, 2015 near Moab, UT
Arch seen on the Behind the Rocks Ultra!
Aug 20, 2015 near Moab, UT
Behind the Rocks Ultra aid station view!
Aug 20, 2015 near Moab, UT
Beautiful structures typical of this area in Utah
Nov 28, 2016 near Moab, UT

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