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Devil Mountain Ultra

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon - 50km

About Devil Mountain Ultra

 Pagosa Springs is one of the state’s last undiscovered gems. Known for its amazing hot springs, abundant sunshine and small town feel, Pagosa Springs offers plenty of opportunities to soak up the scenery and enliven your spirit.This town is also host to the annual Devil Mountain Ultra 50/50.

This remote and legendary classic Ultra brings runners together for two days in the pristine forest of the South San Juan Mountains around Pagosa Springs. 7,500’ of climbing, 10,000’ of elevation, bonfire party at the finish line and pancake awards breakfast combine to make this an authentic mountain ultra.Big climbs, high elevations, mountain vistas and plenty of single track through some of the region’s most spectacular wooded trail. The ultra off-road course visits several mountain areas to the west of Turkey Springs, Chris Mountain, Middle Mountain, Horse Mountain and Devil Mountain. The terrain is nothing short of spectacular. Run it if you can! Incredible views, single-track and changing fall colors.

Practicalities

Accommodation

There is primitive/bush camping near the start/finish area (it is National Forest) and you are welcome to camp out with the GECKO team on Friday and Saturday night.

After Race Services

As ultra runners finish late into the night we encourage finishers and spectators to help cheer them in. We will have a bonfire and smors, so bring your campfire chairs and rug up warm. Sierra Nevada kindly offers a celebratory beer to finishers over 21 years old.

Aid Stations

Thanks to Clif Company for supplying on course fuel for this race (lemon/lime and raspberry shot, blocks, a variety of gels, protein and energy bars). We’ll also have a variety of sweet and salty runners snacks and water at every aid station.

Award Medals

All finishers receive Famous “GECKO” awards handmade by local students. Awards also given to top Male and Female and Top 3 in each age group.

Equipment Storage

Drop bags will be allowed for 50/50 runners only. A drop bag section will be available at the Start/Finish area. You will access your drop bags at aid stations 4 and 7 (you return to the same aid station twice in a loop).

Maximum Time

10.5 hours

Parking

US Forestry have given us strict guidelines for parking on only ONE side of Turkey Springs Road in single file, all the way back to the Chris Mountain parking lot. There is no parking allowed down Brockover Road. It’s only a short walk from the corner of Turkey Springs, down Brockover to the actual start. Please follow instructions from our parking attendants to ensure the safety of our race permit.We do encourage the use of car-pooling where practical. We also suggest you leave yuorself a little extra time to park and walk and to the start.

Refreshments

The pancake breakfast will start at 8am on Sunday morning with the Awards Presentation & Swag giveaway at 9am.

Timing

Chip Timing

Devil Mountain Ultra Route Map

Devil Mountain Ultra Route Map

Start:

Brockover Trail Head

Pagosa Springs,us

Highlights

San Juan Mountains

Turkey Springs

Chris Mountain

Middle Mountain

Horse Mountain

Devil Mountain

Overview

This is an out and back course that starts and ends at the Brockover Trail Head. The ultra off-road course visits several mountain areas to the west of Turkey Springs, Chris Mountain, Middle Mountain, Horse Mountain and Devil Mountain. The terrain is nothing short of spectacular.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.