How to enter the The Franklins
- Run 200mi
- Run 200km
The Franklins routes
This is a seriously challenging route, at the Southernmost point of the Rocky Mountains. Starting at McKelligon Canyon Park HQ at approximately 5,000ft (1,524m) altitude, you will first climb South Franklin Mountain, before heading under the Trans Mountain Road and then beginning to climb North Franklin Mountain, peaking at an elevation of 7,192ft (2,192m).
- First Stage: 12.3 miles; 4070ft elevation gain.
- Each Loop: 38 miles; 9400ft elevation gain.
- Aid Stations: maximum every 7.5 miles apart
- Check Ins: at the Start/Finish of the loop, Upper Sunset, and Bowen Ranch
After the initial section, you will complete 5 loops
Total: 202.3 miles/323.2k; 47,415ft/14,452m total elevation gain
After the initial section, you will complete 3 loops
Total: 126.1 miles/202.9k; 28,120ft/8,571m total elevation gain
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Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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