The Wasatch Front 100 is one of the most uniquely difficult yet inspiring 100 milers. It is a study in extremes: peaks/valleys, manicured trails/scree, blood/tears, forest/desert, all 4 seasons in one day, darkness and light, Desolation Lake/Point Supreme. You'll experience tremendous emotional highs and lows.
The primitive and remote nature of the route calls on the competitor to be self-reliant and a problem solver. Wasatch isn't just about the distance; it is about adversity, grit, endurance, and triumph.
The Wasatch 100 is a point-to-point run that traverses the heart of the central Wasatch Mountains, one of the most beautiful ranges of the Rocky Mountains. The course begins in Kaysville, Utah, at East Mountain Wilderness Park, running south to the mouth of Bair Canyon at the foot of Francis Peak
, and ascends nearly 4,200 feet in 4.4 miles to the ridgeline above.
The trail then turns south and follows the crest of the Wasatch range past Francis Peak
, through Farmington Flats and Arthur's Fork, along Sessions Ridge, over City Creek Pass, Big Mountain Pass, and Bald Mountain, through Parley's, Lamb's, and Mill Creek Canyons, then past Desolation Lake and along the Wasatch Crest trail through Big Cottonwood and American Fork Canyons, and up to Pole Line Pass and Baker Pass.
After leaving Baker Pass, the trail then goes around Mill Creek Peak through the "Glide" and the "Plunge" and down to the Pot Hollow Canyon trailhead. The course then climbs to join the OHV dirt road known as Cummings Parkway, along the mountain ridge above Heber Valley and heads south to the Cascade Springs Road until reaching the head of Decker Canyon. Runners then descend through Decker Canyon to its mouth at the Deer Creek Reservoir Trail, which leads to the finish at the Pavilion at Soldier Hollow in Wasatch Mountain State Park, Utah.
One of the original 100-mile races and part of the Grand Slam.