Beginner / Youth 5K Course
Beginner and young runners may enjoy the 5K course. Runners will begin at Gunslinger's Lounge and follow the dirt double-track to public singletrack, where they'll traverse the original route of the Royal Gorge Scenic Railway bed. Continuing out to Point Alta Vista, participants will have an opportunity to view the incredible scenery of the Royal Gorge, the Arkansas River, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The route then returns via the rail bed and heads back to Gunslingers for one final push uphill before the finish line. Walkers and joggers are welcome on this course, which is also appropriate for strollers.
Intermediate / Advanced Explorer 5K Course
Experienced trail runners who thrive on technical singletrack and elevation gain / loss will enjoy the Explorer 5K course. This course will begin at Gunslinger's Lounge, but will take full advantage of some of the more technical and difficult features of the terrain. All participants will reach Point Alta Vista. Map and complete course description coming soon!