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High Lonesome 100 Mile Trail Race

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 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

The High Lonesome 100 is a single 100-mile loop through, around, and over some beautiful terrain.


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102.0

Miles

164.2

KM

84%

Runnable

13,058' 3,980 m

High

8,198' 2,499 m

Low

21,057' 6,418 m

Up

21,057' 6,418 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

65%

Max Grade (33°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Geological Significance · Historical Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

There's over 22,000 feet of elevation gain on this loop, with a high point above 13,000 feet. You'll get to run on the Colorado Trail, Continental Divide Trail, and over multiple alpine passes. It generally flows counter-clockwise, starting a little below 9,000 feet, climbing to the high point of the course within the first 16 miles and then one 12 mile out-and-back section before continuing the loop.

You won't drop down below 9,000 feet until the last quarter of the course. Bring your strongest legs, biggest lungs, and be ready to view some of the most scenic singletrack you've ever seen.

Need to Know

Leave No Trace principles apply please!

History & Background

Mining history galore and you can pass through multiple ghost towns, too.

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Jd Mcree

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Photos

Boss Lake
Jul 23, 2017 near Whitepine, CO
Looking south at the Continental Divide.
Jul 23, 2017 near St. Elmo, CO
Cool fence built up along the trail. This section was very well maintained and built up.
Aug 12, 2018 near Whitepine, CO
An informative sign marks the route to Browns Lake and the waterfall.
Jun 2, 2017 near Alpine , CO
Looking south at the top of Monarch Ski Area.
Jul 23, 2017 near Whitepine, CO
Looking south from Chalk Creek Pass.
Jul 23, 2017 near Whitepine, CO

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