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TransRockies Run Day 5

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 5.0 (1) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Long Stage with some amazing trails. Part of the 10th Mountain Division paths to Vail


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Map Key

24.4

Miles

39.3

KM

88%

Runnable

11,690' 3,563 m

High

8,217' 2,505 m

Low

4,210' 1,283 m

Up

4,631' 1,411 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

45%

Max Grade (24°)

Dogs Unknown

Overview

STAGE 5
24 miles/39 kilometers
4300 ft/1300 meters gain
3 Check Points | Run 6 | Kahtoola Run 3- Cliff to Creek

From Red Cliff you start with almost 8 miles on dirt road climbing moderately to Checkpoint 1. From there you'll enter singletrack through the forest with several steep climbs and descents until you come to the open meadows on the back of Vail Ski Resort. Once on the ski resort, you'll traverse the long ridge mostly on road and doubletrack, but with one technical descent where the trail drops through a cliff band. After leaving checkpoint 2 you'll continue on the ridgeline for a few miles before dropping on to the front of the ski hill, descending towards Vail on a mix of access roads and singletrack. Pay close attention to marking as there are many intersections and trails on the resort. Descend to the finish at the Vail Athletic Fields.

Early Start Option will be available to runners at 6:30am. Please check in at the timing tent no later than 6:15am.

Description

This is Day 5 of the TransRockies Trail run, this is a 6 day race from Buena Vista to Beaver Creek. Here are the details of this stage from the race website: From Red Cliff you start with almost 8 miles on dirt road climbing moderately to Checkpoint 1. From there you'll enter singletrack through the forest with several steep climbs and descents until you come to the open meadows on the back of Vail Ski Resort. Once on the ski resort, you'll traverse the long ridge mostly on road and doubletrack, but with one technical descent where the trail drops through a cliff band. After leaving checkpoint 2 you'll continue on the ridgeline for a few miles before dropping on to the front of the ski hill, descending towards Vail on a mix of access roads and singletrack. Pay close attention to marking as there are many intersections and trails on the resort. Descend to the finish at the Vail Athletic Fields.

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Karl Robohm

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Photos

The Gore range across the valley
Mar 23, 2015 near Minturn, CO
This place is called "Top of the World" for good reason!
Mar 23, 2015 near Minturn, CO
Many wildflowers still at end of July
Jul 17, 2019 near Vail, CO
Gondola One with the Gore range in the background.
Jul 10, 2019 near Vail, CO
Daisies and sunbeams
Jan 4, 2015 near Vail, CO
This downed tree (as of July 2013) makes it VERY easy to miss this turn for Two Elk Connector
Mar 23, 2015 near Vail, CO

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