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TransRockies Day 1 Buena Vista Colorado (Old Stage 1)

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Single and DoubleTrack, can be very hot day


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22.2

Miles

35.7

KM

94%

Runnable

9,340' 2,847 m

High

7,935' 2,419 m

Low

2,530' 771 m

Up

2,200' 671 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Unknown

Overview

Stage 1
19.5 miles/31.5 kilometers
2300 ft/700 m gain
3 Check Points | Run 6 | GU Run 3- Cross the Divide

Although starting at a relatively lower elevation and lacking the monster climbs of other stages, stage 1 has proven to be one of the toughest stages over the years since it is often quite hot and dry. The running surface varies from gravel and rock to sand on a mix of trails, four-wheel drive roads and Forest Service Roads. You may want to invest in a pair of gaiters for your shoes. From the start, you follow a flat dirt road to Checkpoint 1, and from there it's mostly uphill to Checkpoints 2 & 3. Be ready for the last 8 miles, which is almost all downhill to the finish in Buena Vista.

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Although starting at a relatively lower elevation and lacking the monster climbs of other stages, stage 1 has proven to be one of the toughest stages over the years since it is often quite hot and dry. The running surface varies from gravel and rock to sand on a mix of trails, four-wheel drive roads and Forest Service Roads. You may want to invest in a pair of gaiters for your shoes.

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Karl Robohm

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Photos

Ruins of an old house at the north end of the trail
Jan 30, 2021 near Buena V…, CO
Spotting the local wildlife in the river.
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Boat-watching from the bridge!
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO

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