The Deadman Peaks Trail Run is a deceptively hard and surprisingly beautiful high desert race near Cuba, NM. The course is on the Continental Divide Trail through the Rio Puerco Valley. The race is mostly single track with some jeep trails and has it all from sand to rocks and slick rock through rolling terrain with a few interesting hills between 6,350 and 7,400 ft. The area is very desolate, but uniquely beautiful going through Pinon Forest to Hoodoo's. There are expansive views of the high desert, badlands, mesas, mountains, and some very unique volcanic plugs, like Cabezon Peak. The 50 mile course is an out and back starting near Cuba, NM first heading South toward Cabezon Peak. The Marathon starts at the 50 Mile turn around and heads North. New this year is the 30K which starts at the same location as the 50 Mile and also an out and back. Proceeds are donated to Naciento Community Foundation that helps youth become active and pursue healthy lifestyles. Like this race on Facebook for current information.
Local time: 3:48 AM