Marathon Course Info


Start 2018!  The Marathon will start at the Clock Tower on the Mall. Cooper Ave. and Mill St intersection at 6:30am

  • 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 continue straight, turn right on to Rio Grande Trail, then left on to the dirt trail through the John Denver Sanctuary.
  • Turn right on the Rio Grande Trail and cross the Krajian Bridge
  • Follow the Rio Grande trail until it joins a series of single track that parallels the Rio Grande Trail
  • Turn left onto the Grindlay Bridge and cross the Roaring Fork River and then a right turn onto the Music Tent single track trail.
  • Cross the Roaring Fork River again via the Picnic Point Bridge and turn left on the Rio Grande Trail.
  • Follow the Rio Grande Trail and adjacent single track trails to Stein Park and Aid Station #1 at 3 miles until a right turn onto the Sunny Side Trail.
  • Follow the Sunny Side Trail until it joins the Shadyside Trail (USFS #1988.1).
  • Turn left onto the Shadyside Trail and follow it until the Shadyside Cutoff (USFS #1988.2) turn right
  • Turn left onto the Sunny Side Trail (USFS #1987.1) follow to Aid Station #2 at 9 miles.
  • Turn Right onto the Secret/Jedi Trail (USFS#1987.3) and follow it past the Upper Plunge Trail to the Red Mountain Communications Site Road.
  • Follow the road to 4 corners to Aid Station #3 at 11 miles.
  • Take the Hobbit Trail (USFS 1989.3) out of 4 corners. And take a right onto Burnt Hole Road (USFS # 22).
  • Take a left on the Hunter Creek Toll Road (USFS #20A).
  • Turn Right on the Hunter Creek Overlook Trail (USFS #2491.1) and bear left onto the Hunter Creek Toll Road again and follow it until you reach the Hummingbird Trail and Aid Station #4 at mile 14.5
  • Take the Hummingbird Trail to the Hunter Creek Valley North Trail. (USFS#21A.1)
  • Bear right and follow the Hunter Creek Valley North Trail follow it to the Hunter Creek Toll Road.
  • Turn left on the Hunter Creek Toll Road for ¼ mile to Aid Station #5 at 18 miles.
  • Turn left on Hunter Creek Shortcut Trail back up to the North Spur Trail.
  • Cross the 10th Mountain Bridge and turn right on the Hunter Creek Trail
  • Follow the Hunter Creek Valley Trail and Turn left onto the Hunter Creek Cutoff Trail. Follow the Hunter Creek Cutoff Trail and turn left onto the Hunter Creek Valley South Trail (USFS#21A.1)
  • Take the Hunter Creek Valley South Trail up to the Iowa Shaft Trail (USFS#2172.1).
  • Follow the Iowa Shaft Trail to up to the new Lower Lollipop Trail. Take the new lower Lollipop trail to the Lollipop trail.
  • Follow the Lollipop Trail to the Tootsie Roll Trail
  • Head down the BTS Trail onto Smuggler Mountain Road and Aid Station #6 at Mile 23.
  • Head Down Smuggler Mountain Road.
  • Turn right onto Silverlode Drive, follow to the Lani White trail.
  • Take the Lani white trail and turn left on the Hunter Creek Trail.
  • Follow the Hunter Creek Trail, cross Red Mountain Road to the Rio Grande trail.
  • Turn left on the Rio Grande and follow the Rio Grande trail to the finish in Rio Grande Park.