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Calico Trail Run 30km

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Open up your stride, run down Canyons, get some amazing views, and walk through a ghost town on this outstanding loop.


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Map Key

19.9

Miles

32.0

KM

95%

Runnable

3,236' 986 m

High

1,985' 605 m

Low

2,128' 649 m

Up

2,122' 647 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Geological Significance · Historical Significance

Overview

This loop includes some amazing views, some road running to pick up the speed, and some amazing downhill canyon running.

Need to Know

If you want to park at the Ghost Town, there is a parking fee; however, there is free parking down the road.

Description

The loop starts at the Calico Ghost town and heads south onto an early road section along Ghost Town Road and Yermo Cutoff, then takes a slight right onto some sandy wash. This is tougher running than you might think. It follows Ft Irwin Road until it makes a right back east after the mountain range.

Here, you finally feel like you are going to enjoy some seclusion. The trail winds around the north side of the range for a bit and then suddenly starts getting technical. Here, you'll find some of the most fun rock running I've done in a race! I was able to blast by a few runners who were walking due to the rocks.

From here, the trail zig-zags near the endm and you finish back in the town. Overall, this course makes for a gorgeous, "off-the-beaten" path run.

History & Background

Calico's Ghost Town was founded in 1881. It is a historic silver mining town.

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Shared By:

Alex Bridgeforth

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Looking east on top of the first climb.
Feb 17, 2019 near Barstow, CA
The Doran Canyon Double Arches
Aug 18, 2019 near Barstow, CA

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