Marathon Course Info


Start – NEW for 2017!
The Marathon will start at the Clock Tower on the Mall. Cooper Ave. and Mill St intersection.

  • Follow Mill St. to Hopkins, Hopkins to Galena (Cross Main St at Galena).
  • Take the Jail Trail to Rio Grande Place. Cross Rio Grande Place and head onto the dirt trail through the John Denver Sanctuary.
  • Take the Dirt trail through the John Denver Sanctuary across the Krajian Bridge, take a right up the Hunter Creek Trail.
  • Turn Right onto the Lani White Trail, up and through Williams Ranch, take Silver Lode Dr. across to Smuggler Mountain Road.
  • Take Smuggler Mountain Trail up to the BTS Tail. Aid Station #1 and KOM (must finish race to win prize)
  • Head up the BTS Trail to the Tootsie Roll Trail.
  • Follow Tootsie Roll Trail to the Lollipop Trail.
  • Follow the Lollipop to the new lower Lollipop Trail down to the Iowa Shaft Trail (USFS Trail #2172.1).
  • Follow the Iowa Shaft Trail down to Hunter Creek Valley South Trail (USFS #21A.1).
  • Turn left on the Hunter Creek Valley South Trail and follow it to the Hunter Creek Cutoff Trail.
  • Turn right on the Hunter Creek Cutoff Trail and then a right onto the Hunter Creek Valley Trail (USFS #1992.2).
  • Turn left on North Spur Trail (USFS #1992.3B) and bear left on the Lazy Man Shortcut (USFS #1992.3D) and continue to Hunter Creek Toll Road (USFS #20A) and Aid Station #2.
  • Follow Hunter Creek Toll Road(USFS#20A), Turn Right on the Hunter Creek Valley North Trail (USFS #21A.1).
  • Follow the Hunter Creek Valley North Trail to the Hummingbird Trail.
  • Take the Hummingbird Trail to the Hunter Creek Toll Road (USFS #20A).
  • Turn Right on the Hunter Creek Toll Road and then bear right on the Hunter Creek Overlook Trail (USFS #2491.1).
  • Turn left onto the Hunter Creek Toll Road and then a right onto Burnt Hole Road (USFS #22).
  • Turn left onto the Hobbit Trail (USFS #1989.3) and follow the Hobbit Trail to Four Corners. Aid Station #3.
  • Take the Red Mountain Communications Site Road and then turn left onto the Secret/Jedi Trail (USFS #1987.3).
  • Turn Left on the Sunnyside Trail (USFS #1987.1) and follow it until the Shadyside Cutoff (USFS #1988.2). Turn Right on Shadyside Cutoff. Aid Station #4.
  • Turn left on Shadyside Trail (USFS #1988.1) and follow it until it joins the Sunnyside Trail again.
  • Turn right on the Sunnyside Trail and follow it until it meets the Rio Grande Trail.
  • Turn left on the Rio Grande Trail and follow to Stein Park, Aid Station #5 it until it joins a series of single track trails that parallels the Rio Grande Trail.
  • Cross the Roaring Fork River on the Picnic Point Bridge and turn left on the Music Tent single track trail.
  • Turn left onto the Grindley Bridge and then a right turn back onto the Rio Grande Trail.
  • Follow the Rio Grande back to Rio Grande Park and the finish.
  • There is a full Aid Station at the Finish Line, plus recovery tent with stretching area and massages by Jean Robert’s.