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Deep Creek Half

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12.9 mile 20.7 kilometer point to point
83% Runnable


Ascent: 2,358' 719 m
Descent: -2,604' -794 m
High: 10,537' 3,212 m
Low: 8,844' 2,696 m


Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)


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Trail shared by Tara Butson

A beautiful singletrack race that traverses the Telluride Box Canyon.

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Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers


A point to point run starting at the Telluride Regional Airport -- 2100 Airport Road, Telluride, CO.


Runners will start at the parking lot at the Telluride Airport. Head up the paved road 0.25 miles. Turn left on Last Dollar Road, CR 638, and follow the road for a mile.

On the right will be a parking area and the Deep Creek connecting trail, FS 418.1b. Once on the trail, follow it till it connects with the Sheep Creek Trail, FS 418. Stay right on the Deep Creek Trail. Climb steeply for a few miles till the trail levels out. Here will be the 1st aid station.

Continue following the trail for several more miles till it connects with the Mill Creek Trail, CR 637. Turn left and the second aid station is located here.

Cross the bridge and follow the trail for 2 miles. This trail is known locally as the Waterline trail. The Waterline trail ends at the Jud Wiebe Trail, FS432. Turn left onto the Jud Wiebe. Follow the trail up and over to Liberty Bell Trail, FS 431. Turn right and climb slightly before heading down. The trail ends at Tomboy Road, CR 869.

Make a right on Tomboy Road and follow for approximately 0.25 miles downhill to the intersection of paved road, Oak Street. Make a left onto Oak Street and follow downhill for 3 blocks to the finish line.

The finish line will be in the park that's located between the San Miguel County Courthouse and The Sheridan Opera House. Oak Street dead ends into this park.

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Oct 5, 2019
Teika Carlson

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Michelle runs into Telluride down the last stretch to the finish line.
Nov 22, 2014 near Telluride, CO
Revel in the views of Telluride Ski Resort and Mountain Village from the Deep Creek Trail #418.
Jul 5, 2017 near Mountai…, CO
Jud Weibe Trail, Telluride, Colorado.
Jul 27, 2016 near Telluride, CO
Looking south from Last Dollar Road near the trailhead.
Jun 15, 2016 near Mountai…, CO
Just a hop over the hill from one iconic mountain town to another. Michelle celebrates her arrival in Telluride!
Nov 22, 2014 near Telluride, CO
About 90% of the trail looks like this!
Jun 15, 2016 near Mountai…, CO


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