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Alita Prime

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Alita Prime is really going to test you.


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17.1

Miles

27.5

KM

90%

Runnable

6,346' 1,934 m

High

4,192' 1,278 m

Low

2,544' 775 m

Up

2,544' 775 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

Overview

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!

Runner Notes

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.

Description

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

Desert/Trees

History & Background

The wild horse cabin sometimes you can see wild horses if they are around.

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Chris Mortensen

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Photos

On the way up.
Mar 10, 2020 near Blue Di…, NV
This is the only rock that is at the highest point as a land mark great for eating.
Mar 9, 2020 near Blue Di…, NV
Dead Horse landscape.
Aug 22, 2017 near Blue Di…, NV
Start of short White Rhino section. Steeper, looser, rockier, funner.
Aug 22, 2017 near Blue Di…, NV
3 Mile Smile
Aug 22, 2017 near Blue Di…, NV
Cabin
Feb 24, 2020 near Blue Di…, NV

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