Devil Mountain 50k – Pagosa Peaks Trail Series

July 18th, 2009

Pagosa Springs, CO

All proceeds benefit GECKO, focused on getting kids “unplugged off the couch and outside”

The Devil Mountain 50k Ultra. One hell of a run! ups the ante with bigger climbs, higher elevations and a hell of a lot of single track through some of the region’s old growth forests. Beautiful, remote and the perfect mid-summer primer for Leadville or Wasatch. (More than 5,500′ of climbing on epic mountain trail).

This 31 mile trail course visits several mountain areas to the west of Turkey Springs; Chris Mountain, Middle Mountain, Horse Mountain and Devil Mountain. The terrain is awesome mountain forests. Perfect location to beat the summer heat. Plenty of shade and plenty of elevation!

This course is remote and visits pristine old growth forest. The climbs are great, topping out at just over 9,800′ with more than 5,000′ of vertical gain.

Aide stations are fully stocked and located every six miles or so. We strongly recommend that you run with a water bottle or camelback! It is dry here and can be warm. (Additional aid at mile 19 not show on map) Aid station @ mile 24 has a 8 hour cut-off time.

The 1/2 marathon course is “out and back” running to the first aid station and returning. Less climbing, same great trails. We strongly recommend that you run with a camelback or water bottle! 50k Starts at 7 a.m., Kids run at 7:30 a.m. 1/2 marathon begins at 8:00 a.m.

After party and awards 5:00 p.m. Pagosa Brewing Co! Great food, great beer (and homemade root-beer), great awards…

Highlights include:

  • Killer shirts
  • Famous “Gecko” awards
  • Rarely visited forests.
  • Amazing views.
  • Elevation gain of more than 5,000’.
  • 80% single track trail
  • visiting three area Huts.
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