Course Description for Trail runs - Single track trails around
Local time: 4:21 AM
Pajarito Mountain and surrounding trails in Santa Fe National Forest
through mixed conifer, aspen forests and mountain meadows at elevation
between 9000-10400ft. Short section goes through area burnt during
2011 Las Conchas fire.
10 Km: Clockwise circumnavigation of Pajarito Mountain,
From the lodge the course heads east to Lower Aspenola Trail and connects to Aspenola Trail going to the top of Aspen Lift. Aid Station #1 is at the top of Aspen Lift (approx 3 miles). From the top of Aspen Lift, the course turns left onto Muy Loco Trail and then left on a dirt road for a short distance before turning to the "bench" and true summit of Pajarito Mountain. The course connects back to the dirt road at the top of Mother Lift, descends part of ski run (Rim Run) and connects to Aspen For Trouble and then Half Aspen Trails which lead back to the Lodge.
15 Miles: Same as above plus out & back on Guaje Canyon trail to the
Guaje Canyon Overlook.
Proceeds from the races will benefit the following local non-profit
organizations: Pajarito Environmental Education Center, Pajarito
Mountain Ski Club, Southwest Nordic Ski Club and Triatomics.
This year we are trying to be as cupless as possible, so bring bring your bottles and backpacks. (There will still be a few cups if you forget!)