The 10K TRAIL RUN - is about the variety of terrain on the trails! A true trail run - no asphalt here! This challenging race starts and ends at Canyon Point. You will start at the Lake Gulch trail head and run down the Lake Gulch trail to the Dam trail where you will see remnants of the Castlewood Dam. You will run up a steep incline to Rimrock where you will run along the rim of the canyon. Enjoy the views, but don't take your eyes off the trail for too long - running on the rim rocks is a little tricky! You will then head down a challenging and technical descent to Creek Bottom trail where you will cross Cherry Creek, run along the creek and past the beautiful waterfalls. You will then run back up the Dam trail to Inner Canyon trail, cross the creek and up steep steps to the finish line at the Inner Canyon trail head where we will be cheering for you.
The 5K Course
We are excited to bring back the 5K event that is run with the original 10K trail run! For the first .8 miles, runners in both events will share the course. After crossing Cherry Creek, 10K runners will turn left and continue along the original course from the past four years. 5K runners will turn right and enjoy a shortened version of the course. At 1.6 miles, 5K runners will emerge from the canyon and complete the remainder of the distance on our paved Canyon View Nature Trail. For the final .2 miles, 5K runners will re-join the 10K course to finish in the same location. Hikers are welcome on either course, but are respectfully requested to begin after the runners have started.