The Estes Trail Ascent is Colorado’s best mountain race! Join us for amazing dirt trail and top of the world mountain views. This course offers a short challenging ascent and a fantastic run along Colorado’s best ridge line. The Estes Trail Ascent captures scenery you will want to return to, even when you are not racing!
The race starts at 8,500 feet and reaches a high point of 9,085 feet; and has 1,877 feet of rolling elevation gain along the way. Race start line takes place at the top of Pole Hill Road, at the Roosevelt National Forest boundary line. Combining jeep trail and single track, the course offers Colorado’s best trail running experience. Runners descend a short and steep portion of Pole Hill Road to the finish line, at Ravencrest School.
Arrive for the long weekend, and participate at the Estes Trail Ascent- US Trail Running Conference. October 11 & 12 is “Race Director Sessions” and October 13 & 14 is for those who share the love of trail running and racing! October 15th is TRAIL RACE DAY!
Estes Trail Ascent- RACE START: 10:00am
Registration and packet pick up- 9:00am at Ravencrest Chalet and Conference Center, Pole Hill Road, Estes Park, CO 80517 – there is a short, steep walk from the Chalet up to the Start area. Note there will only be race day registration if the event is not full at that stage – limited to 100 participants. The race finishes close to the new dining hall, Ridge Haus, at Ravencrest