The 12k follows the same course as the Half Marathon but after reaching Coyote Hollow you branch off at Clark's Trail and begin the climb to the top of the canyon with rewarding views along the way.
Once at the top you reach the aid station at Peakview Trailhead. Descend down the Casper and Phantom Trails where you will encounter dense trees that make for a beautiful trail run.
After you climb up to the Ghost Falls Trailhead you descend back down the canyon to Ghost Falls. The section of trail leading to Ghost Falls is my favorite in the canyon, it is amazing! After Ghost Falls you have 2.5 more miles back to the finish through a variety of scenic trails.
Start to Aid Station 1 - 3.3 miles and +1,237/-45 ft elevation
Aid Station 1 to Finish - 4.2 miles and +168/-1,308 ft elevation
7.5 miles and +1,402 ft elevation total
71% Single Track Trail, 26% Dirt Road, 3% Paved Trail
*There will be Trail Marshals positioned at major intersections to prevent you from getting lost or cutting!
No cutoff time, we want everyone finishing even if it means walking.