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Elephant Mountain

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Elephant Mountain

Cave Creek is a town in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. It is twenty-seven miles northeast of Phoenix. The Cave Creek Regional Park is a Scenic, 2,922-acre desert destination, found in Cave Creek. This is also home to the annual Elephant Mountain 50K.

The Elephant Mountain 50K is the sixth race in the Desert Runner Trail Series. The run takes place on single track trails and dirt roads in Cave Creek Regional Park, the Maricopa Trail, & Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area. Runners should expect typical desert trail conditions including rocks, sand, cactus and gravel.



  • 35km


  • 50km


  • 22km


  • 12km


  • 5km



Cave Creek Regional Park offers a campground with 38 individual sites and a group camping area. Each site has a large parking area to accommodate up to a 45′ RV and is a “Developed Site,” with water and electrical hook-ups, dump station, a picnic table, a barbecue grill, and fire ring. Cave Creek Regional Park provides immaculate restrooms with flush toilets and hot water showers.

After Race Services

Post race food.

Aid Stations

Aid stations every 2-5 miles including water, electrolyte drink, sweet snacks, salty snacks, and fruit. Please plan to run with at least one bottle of water.

Award Medals

All finishers will receive a finisher award. Awards to top 3 male & female finishers.

Equipment Storage

A drop bag will be allowed at the Spur Cross Aid Station for the 50km runners. Please place these in the designated area at the race start to be transported to the Spur Cross Aid Station. Drop bags will be delivered back to the start/finish line after the Spur Cross Aid Station closes.

Maximum Time

9 hours


Parking available at the park. The park charges a $6 park entry fee per vehicle. Overflow parking will be available at the horse staging area parking lot or around the Tonalite Drive Loop approximately 1/4 mile from the start/finish area.


Chip Timing

Elephant Mountain Route Map

Elephant Mountain Route Map


Cave Creek Regional Park

Cave Creek,us


Chiricahua Mountains

Cave Creek Regional Park


The 50K course feature a trip out of Cave Creek Regional Park along the Maricopa Trail to Spur Cross Ranch and back, finishing with a loop through Cave Creek Regional Park.

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.