Mesa Top Parking Lot
Mesa Top, Golden, CO 80403, USA
Race starts at the Mesa Top Parking Lot. Racers head east out of the parking lot onto a trail leading to the Grand Mesa Lodge (3m/gradual downhill). From the lodge, racers will cross Hwy 65 and head towards the Crag Crest (CC) Trailhead and the CC aid station (0.5m). Racers will then run a 10.4m counterclockwise loop on Crag Crest and return to the CC aid station (1550′ of climbing & descent & fun! You will love the views on Crag Crest… 13 lakes!). From the CC aid station, racers will head back on the Grand Mesa Lodge Trail to the Mesa Top Parking Lot (MT) aid station (3.5m/gradual uphill). From the MT aid station, racers will run south on the Mesa Top Trail 7.6m to Flowing Park and check in at the Flowing Park (FP) aid station. Section 2 = 7.6m and 160′ of climbing but 805′ of descent. This section is a long, gradual downhill.
From FP aid station, racers will continue south and run a clockwise lollipop towards IP aid station (9m from FP aid station). After hitting up the IP aid station, racers will run 5.4m back to FP aid station (be sure to stay left at the intersection out in the meadow so you do not repeat the loop)! Section 3 = 14.4m and 810′ of descent and then 810′ of ascent (this loop is run along the Mesa’s edge and has endless views of the San Juan’s and the Elk Mountains). After checking in at the FP aid station, racers will return 7.6m on the Mesa Top Trail to the Finish at the Mesa Top Parking Lot.
The Grand Mesa is the largest flat-topped mountain in the entire world.
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