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Bair Gutsman

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11.1 Miles 17.8 Kilometers


75%

Runnable

4,782' 1,458 m

Ascent

-2,065' -630 m

Descent

12%

Avg Grade (7°)

60%

Max Grade (31°)

9,295' 2,833 m

High

4,521' 1,378 m

Low

Shared By David DeBry

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An awesome race up the legendary, steep Bair Canyon, then stunning views down Farmington Canyon.

David DeBry

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

A fun, challenging, and rewarding race held the first Saturday in August of each year. Racers will enjoy a steep ascent of Bair Canyon, followed by a more mellow descent of Farmington Canyon.

Runner Notes

Steep in many places so it allows for a great workout.

Description

Racers start at an LDS Church in Farmington, about 1 mile from the Bair Canyon trailhead. The short distance to the trailhead is the only warm up, as it's not far from the trailhead. Then it is ~4.2 miles up the infamous Bair Canyon, known for its steep trail. Use a bit of caution in this section, as the trail almost always draws blood! Although you'll want to pay attention to your own footing, be sure to take in the beautiful creek that the trail follows. The singletrack keeps runners close together which creates camaraderie and makes this tough section go faster.

Once you top out, it is about 1 mile along the ridgeline to the radar towers, then 5 miles down the road to the finish.

Flora & Fauna

Scrub oak and a beautiful section with ferns.

History & Background

This race has been going on for many years and was a staple for the early trail runners in Utah...with cutoff Levis and all.

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Aug 6, 2016
Yuriy Syrota
11.1mi — 2h 31m

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#151

in Utah

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Please update the URL for the Bair Gutsman race tobairgutsman.com. Thanks, Sep 2, 2017
Spencer Parkin
Bountiful
Spencer Parkin   Bountiful
I've done this race twice. Races in general are not my thing anymore, but this is a great route. Note that on race day you'll have to complete with ATV traffic on the ridge, behind Francis Peak, and on down to the head of Farmington Canyon. I'd rather run where there is cleaner air, and do it for free. :) Jul 25, 2018

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