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Flagstaff Sky Peaks 50 Mile

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51.5 mile 82.8 kilometer loop
88% Runnable
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Elevation

Ascent: 8,652' 2,637 m
Descent: -8,646' -2,635 m
High: 11,484' 3,500 m
Low: 7,373' 2,247 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (4°)
Max Grade: 39% (21°)

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Trail shared by Jubilee Paige

Steep climbs and winding singletrack under canopies of fall colors!

Jubilee Paige

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildlife

Overview

Join us for a unique 50-mile ultra marathon around the San Francisco Peaks above Flagstaff, Arizona. This race features a great mix of quad-busting steep climbs, singletrack trail, and forest roads through Northern Arizona's fall colors.

Description

The race begins with a climb to the top of the Arizona Snowbowl ski resort at 11,500 feet at dusk, making this Arizona's highest footrace. From here, you'll drop several thousand feet via ski runs to the Arizona Trail.

You'll wind through miles of aspen forests before reaching a network of Coconino County forest roads, making your way around the north side of the peaks past old cinder cones and through ponderosa pine forests.

Then it's back off-road utilizing an old route climbing 2,000 feet up to the San Francisco Peak's Inner Basin. Making your way from here down the gentle and wide Waterline dirt road, you'll cruise right into Schultz Tank just in time to jump back on the Weatherford Trail singletrack.

This follows the previous Sky Race course all the way back up the infamous power line section to the Arizona Snowbowl and your finish. Congratulations you've just ringed the entire San Francisco Peaks!

Flora & Fauna

Mountain Aspen and Ponderosa Pines!

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Arizona Snowbowl final climb
Sep 22, 2015 near Flagstaff, AZ
Amazing aspen forest in the Inner Basin
Aug 23, 2015 near Flagstaff, AZ
Near the beginning of the Weatherford Trail.
Jan 31, 2016 near Flagstaff, AZ
Aspens in b/w.
Mar 25, 2015 near Flagstaff, AZ
Lockett Meadows
Sep 19, 2017 near Flagstaff, AZ

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