Pikes Peak Ultra 50k
ElevationAscent: 7,423' 2,262 m
Descent: -7,422' -2,262 m
High: 11,376' 3,467 m
Low: 6,174' 1,882 m
GradeAvg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 36% (20°)
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“Pikes Peak Ultra is an event created to showcase some of the very best trails in Colorado Springs.”— Justin Ricks
Race - Jul 27, 2019
Once you reach the top of High Drive, turn left onto Lower Captain Jack or 665, and continue down on the singletrack for 2.5 miles to the aid station. Cross the road (don't go through the tunnel) and turn left onto Spring Creek Trail for one mile. At the fork, turn right onto the Columbine Trail for 2.5 miles. The trail will then intersect with a paved road. Turn right and run up the paved road for less than a half mile to the parking lot. Veer left into the aid station and then continue down the dirt road, Old Stage Rd, for a mile.
Turn right onto Seven Bridges and follow the trail for four miles until your reach the next aid station. There will be a few trails veering to the right, but stay left until you reach the aid station. During this section, please stay out of the water as much as possible because this area has protected native greenback trout. They aren't the same species as in Bear Creek, but they are still protected. Once at the water-only aid station, turn right and follow the singletrack to the top of Mt Rosa. The views from the top of Rosa are incredible!
After reaching the aid station, after Mt Rosa, continue down St Mary's Falls for three miles until you reach Old Stage Road. Follow the road for 2 miles until you reach the last aid station. Don't turn back up Seven Bridges! Once you have reached the last aid station, turn left onto High Drive for one mile back to the gate. From the gate follow High Drive back to Bear Creek Road and through the park to the finish line.
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