About the event
Join us again in the Sacramento Mountains of Southern New Mexico for the 3rd annual Cactus to Cloud trail run! For 2017, we have added a 10 miler in addition to the classic 50k race. The 10 miler will end at Sunspot, making sure you don't miss out on the climb up Dog Canyon! Ask anyone from last year, it's an amazingly beautiful and brutal challenge!
Follow in the footsteps of the Mescalero Apache, Spanish settlers, a French hermit, lawmen and outlaws of the wild west along the historic Dog Canyon trail. Run through the clouds, pines and aspen of the Lincoln National Forest, with views of the Tularosa Basin and White Sands National Monument from the Sunspot Observatory and Rim trail. Celebrate the journey at the finish line in the hamlet of Cloudcroft, NM.
The course will take you from the scrubland of the Chihuahua desert, through juniper-piñon red clay, and into the forest and clouds. Enjoy epic climbs, stellar views, small town charm and single track bliss at the first and only mountain race in Southern New Mexico!
Local time: 2:10 AM