The 5K race starts in Parking Lot A at the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park. All runners will be on a paved road leading out of the Park for about .7 miles (this is all uphill) and turn right onto a dirt road that loops thru a picnic area. All 5K runners will be turned around before completing the full picnic loop and will then backtrack to the paved road, returning to Parking Lot A, going to the left of the ticket booths at the Main Gate of the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, and then crossing the Bridge for 1/4 mile to the FINISH LINE!
The 8-mile trail run will begin at the same start as the 5K. All trail runners will run on the paved road out of the park for about .7 miles. They will then go left to jump on the Twisted Cistern Trail for 1.6 miles before getting on a 3-mile loop, on the Made in the Shade Trail. Runners will then get back on Twisted Cistern and make their way back to where they started and keep running towards and then over the Bridge to the FINISH LINE! We will have a trail map up soon.
The Half Marathon Trail Run will begin at the bottom of lot B (the lot you will be directed to park in). Runners will make their way out of the parking lot on pavement for approximately .9 miles before turning right onto the first dirt road (picnic loop). They will run approximately .3 miles before jumping onto the Overlook Trail and head left. They will make their way on Canyon Rim Trail (1.6 miles), FAR Out (approximately1 mile), Canyon Vista (.7 miles), S'Mores (.7 miles), Dream Weaver (1.8 Miles), under the road to Made in the Shade (3.3 miles), Twisted Cistern (1.6 miles), parking lot (.8 miles), and across the Bridge .25 miles to your EPIC FINISH!
8 Mile Trail Run