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Calico Trail Run 50km

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 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A course that takes runners down Canyons, to amazing views, and through a ghost town.


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Map Key

31.8

Miles

51.1

KM

95%

Runnable

3,956' 1,206 m

High

1,987' 606 m

Low

3,673' 1,119 m

Up

3,654' 1,114 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Cave · Geological Significance · Historical Significance

Starts inside the Calico Ghost Town Park.

Overview

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

Need to Know

The Ghost Town has a fee to enter and has a ton of amenities.

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. Then you turn left following the west side of the Calico Peak trail. You take a right at the Power Line Trail and follow that down to Mule Canyon Road and get the chance for some downhill canyon running.

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.

Flora & Fauna

Mojave Desert wildlife and plants

History & Background

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

Contacts

Shared By:

Alex Bridgeforth

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Photos

The Layers on top of Mule Canyon
Aug 18, 2019 near Barstow, CA
Halfway through my run.
Aug 18, 2019 near Barstow, CA
Looking South through Mule Canyon
Aug 18, 2019 near Barstow, CA
Looking east on top of the first climb.
Feb 17, 2019 near Barstow, CA
Looking south into Odessa Canyon and out to Yermo
Aug 18, 2019 near Barstow, CA
The Doran Canyon Double Arches
Aug 18, 2019 near Barstow, CA

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