Saturday, Sep 7, 2024

Alberta Peak Challenge

Wolf Creek Ski Area

Pagosa Springs, CO 12 Mile Trail Race, 4 Mile Trail Race

Registration closes: Thu, Sep 5 @ 11:59PM MT

Alberta Peak Challenge at Wolf Creek Ski Area

Presented by Wolf Song Running Adventures. A portion of the proceeds from the Alberta Peak Challenge benefits local Pagosa Springs nonprofit, Upper San Juan Search and Rescue. You can help us sell out this inaugural event so we can give our BIGGEST donation yet to a local nonprofit. Let's support the hardworking and dedicated volunteers of our local Search and Rescue!

Shout Out to Our Sponsors and Partners

-> Wolf Creek Ski Area
-> Sundance Expressions Marketing
-> The Restorative Solution
-> Ironfit
-> 43 CBD
-> Voormi
-> Pagosa Property Management
-> In Focus Photography Co.
-> Pagosa Mountain Sports
-> Right Molecule IV Hydration Lounge
-> Riff Raff Brewing Company
-> Motel SOCO
-> Foot Prints
-> Upper San Juan Search and Rescue
-> Tailwind Nutrition
-> USFS - Rio Grande National Forest
-> USFS - San Juan National Forest

Race Description

Conquer the climb at the Alberta Peak Challenge and you'll be rewarded with stunning 360 degree views of the San Juan mountains. The Alberta Peak Challenge is a 4-mile and 12-mile trail race that starts and finishes at the base area of Wolf Creek Ski Area. The race course follows the gravel roads, double-track and single-track trails within and around the ski area boundary and includes the Continental Divide and Treasure Mountain trails. Bring your climbing legs as both races have a significant amount of elevation gain at high altitudes.

12-Mile Race Statistics:
Starting Elevation - 10,459'
Top Elevation - 11,837'
Elevation Gain - 2,415'

4-Mile Race Statistics:
Starting Elevation - 10,459'
Top Elevation - 11,339'
Elevation Gain - 850'

Course Maps

The 4M race course map can be found here:
The 12M race course map can be found here:
A 3D flyover of the 4M race course can be viewed here:
A 3D flyover of the 12M race course can be viewed here:


Early Bird Reduced Pricing (through July 4)
4M - $45.00
12M – $100.00

Standard (July 5 to September 5)
4M - $55.00
12M – $110.00

Race Day Onsite - Saturday, September 7 (cash only)
4M - $65.00
12M – $120.00

Every Registration Includes

>> One of a kind opportunity to run to the top of Alberta Peak at Wolf Creek Ski area!
>> Experience stunning 360 degree views of the San Juan mountains after climbing the Continental Divide trail! 
>> Who will be the Queen and King of the Mountain? First female and first male to reach the summit of Alberta Peak receive custom awards plus sweet surprises from our sponsors!
>> Custom awards to the top female & male finishers 
>> Your registration supports our local nonprofit SAR, Upper San Juan Search and Rescue,!
>> Always the coolest schwag around including a custom Alberta Peak t-shirt, finisher momento, and loaded goodie bags!
>> Well-marked course that is easy to follow
>> Aid stations stocked with a variety of sweet and salty snacks
>> Post-race food and beverages
>> Lots of sweet giveaways from our generous sponsors including Salomon packs and LMNT hydration

Race Morning Schedule

-> Race Day Registration: 6:45-7:45 am (cash or check only)
-> Packet Pick-Up: 6:45-7:45 am
-> Course Briefing: 7:50 am
-> Race Start for 12M: 8:00 am
-> Race Start for 4M: 8:10 am
-> Awards and Giveaways: 12:00 pm or as soon as all runners for each race have finished.

Directions to Start/Finish Line

The start/finish line is located by the Raven Lift at the base area of Wolf Creek Ski Area, which is located near the top of Wolf Creek Pass just off State Highway 160 between South Fork, CO and Pagosa Springs, CO.


If we are forced to cancel or postpone the event, runners will receive a transfer to any Wolf Song Running Adventures event. No refunds will be issued.

Event's current local time: 3:37 AM MT

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