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Grand Canyon 50 Mile

 
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Length

50.2 Miles 80.8 Kilometers

95%

Runnable

Elevation

3,805' 1,160 m

Ascent

-5,965' -1,818 m

Descent

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

51%

Max Grade (27°)

9,179' 2,798 m

High

7,002' 2,134 m

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This race along the north rim of the Greater Grand Canyon offers breathtaking views of the canyon

Matt Anderson

Overview

Roads will be closed with snow in the winter check with Kaibab National Forest for updates.
Avoid the crowds in Grand Canyon National Park but get similar views! A win-win!! Plus the majority of this course is on the Rainbow Rim Trail #10 which is some of the best singletrack around. Each viewpoint is spectacular but the views from Crazy Jug and Monument Point will change your world!
Features: Fall Colors — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know

Crazy climbs at the end between Parrissawumpits and Crazy Jug along an unmaintained historic trail. You'll want a GPS or have some pretty strong route finding skills.

Runner Notes

Enjoy the Rainbow Rim Trail! It is a blast to run on! The last climb to Crazy Jug is pretty intense, enjoy!

Description

The 50 mile route is a point-to-point race starting at the height of the Kaibab Plateau (9000ft). Runners will descend 2,000 ft to the rim of the canyon, where they will run the Rainbow Rim Trail singletrack to 5 breathtaking overlook points before a rugged traverse on old logging roads over to the spectacular Crazy Jug and Monument Point overlooks into the Grand Canyon. The route then finishes at a historic corral (Big Saddle Tank) once used by ranchers on the plateau.

Flora & Fauna

Ponderosa Pine, aspen, the rare Kaibab squirrel, mule deer, etc.

History & Background

The route ends at the history Big Saddle Tank where ranchers on the Kaibab Plateau once grazed and rounded up their cattle.

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