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Flagstaff Sky Peaks

Quick facts

Distance Ultra marathon

About Flagstaff Sky Peaks

Flagstaff’s most popular urban trail makes a 2-mile loop around Buffalo Park, an expansive open space on the flat top of McMillan Mesa, an ancient lava flow. Most of the trail is on open, native grassland, but just to the west of the park entrance the trail dips into a wooded ravine. The trail provides a magnificent panorama to the mountains north of town and is also the starting point of The Flagstaff 55K Sky Race.

The Flagstaff 55K Sky Race features a point to point course on mostly single track trails through ponderosa pine forests, aspen groves, a climb to the top of Mount Elden, a traverse below the San Francisco Peaks (Arizona’s highest mountain range) and a climb to the top of the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort. As part of the US Skyrunner Ultra Series, this race features high altitude running and over 10,000 feet of climbing.


39K SkyRace

  • 39km

55K Sky Ultra

  • 55km



Ski Lift Lodge & Cabins, Coconino National Forest Camping

After Race Services

Post race food and party at the Agassiz lodge.

Aid Stations

Aid stations (Sunset, Schultz, Fort Valley, Kachina & Snowbowl) will have water, Gatorade, fruit, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, bean burritos, potatoes, salty snacks and sweet snacks. Checkpoints (Elden Base & Agassiz Summit) will only have water.

Award Medals

1st Male & Female = $1,000. 2nd Male & Female = $250. 3rd Male & Female = $100

Equipment Storage

55K runners may have a drop bag for Schultz and Kachina Aid Stations.

Maximum Time

14 hrs


Barbecue lunch at the Arizona Snowbowl finish.


Chip timing


Pre-race shuttle bus ride from the finish (Arizona Snowbowl).

Flagstaff Sky Peaks Route Map

Flagstaff Sky Peaks Route Map


Buffalo Park



Arizona Snowbowl





Mount Elden

Dry Lake Hills

San Francisco Peaks

Arizona Snowbowl


The 55K starts near Flagstaff and traverse point to point courses across Mount Elden and the Dry Lake Hills, the base of the San Francisco Peaks before a final brutal 4,000 foot climb up to the top of the 11,500 foot Agassiz Ski Lift of the Arizona Snowbowl.

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.