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Alita Prime is for warriors seeking glory. You'll take your elevation game to a new level on this trail. Make sure to prepare yourself for 17.1 miles of amazing views and fun along with the ability take yourself beyond genetic limitations. Do you dare to FLY? Find the horse cabin.
What makes Alita Prime special is that you get a transition between many different terrains to really train yourself and have a lot of fun. The horse cabin is a cool point of the run a good place to maybe stop eat something really quick. The distance is more than any other trail in this area.
Great for training for an ultra marathon as you get a lot of elevation gain to really push yourself. When you finish this run, you feel like a champion.
Need to Know
Parking is open to anyone. There are restrooms in the parking lot area.There is a wild horse cabin you'll find half way through. Bring water and food!
If running, you might want to pace your self the first climb can take a lot out of you. Prepare well—bring food and water.
Alita Prime is a loop. It connects several established trails and roads combined to make a loop. This trail is going to be some singletrack and some doubletrack. The terrain can go from very rocky and steep to pretty well kept flat trails with minimal to no rocks.
You'll have a nice climb about 4.5 miles in for a good mile or longer, then it flattens out a bit to give your calf muscles a rest. Once you hit the wild horse cabin you'll have another good climb. There isn't a specific end point on the climb other then a small rock to sit on so check your GPS to see the end point of the climb potion of this trail (this is not the end—you still have several miles to go, but its the end of the huge climb).
After the climb, you have a nice downhill portion to go on for a while and your legs will thank you. On the way back, when you are on the 800A road (Cottonwood Pass West Road #45800A
), you'll encounter beautiful desert views to enjoy on your way back. The trail reconnects to the Dead Horse Loop
after taking 800A to 800B (Cottonwood Pass West Road #45800A
to Epcie Road #45800B
Flora & Fauna
History & Background
The wild horse cabin sometimes you can see wild horses if they are around.
Shared By: Chris Mortensen