Soldier Canyon Group Picnic Area
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The race will start at the gateway to the Soldier Canyon picnic area. 50 Milers will run the same 25 mile loop in reverse and from the last stop at the Arthur’s trailhead runners will stay on the East Valley trail all the way to the finish area. Runners will follow the road out of the trailhead and head south on the Lodgepole Drive loop and will continue down the main park road to the Arthur’s trailhead.
Take the first left into the Arthur’s horse trailer parking lot and head straight onto the east side of the South Valley loop trail. Immediately after crossing the park border, turn right onto the Nomad trail. At the next junction, take another right onto the Sawmill trail. Continue up Sawmill and take your first left onto the Stout trail, which will roll south to the Towers service road. Turn right on Towers Road (dirt) and continue up the hill until you reach the aid station.
From the Towers Road aid station, turn left onto the Spring Creek trail and follow it all the way down the Spring Creek Valley, making a left, and staying on the Spring Creek trail, at a three-way intersection by the creek at the bottom. Follow Spring Creek for another half mile, after which the main trail will turn into the Horsetooth Falls trail and will take you back to the Horsetooth Trailhead aid station.
From the Horsetooth Trailhead, take the Soderberg service road up to the Horsetooth Rock trail, and turn left, continuing on the foot trail up to the Wathan/Westridge trail junction. Turn right off of the Horsetooth Rock trail onto the Wathan trail and continue straight (stay left) onto the Westridge Trail and follow it north to Towers Road. Take a right on Towers and the aid station will be right around the corner.
From the Towers aid station, take a left on the Mill Creek trail and follow it all the way back to the Arthur’s Trailhead in Lory State Park. Midway down Mill Creek, watch for a sharp left turn at the Loggers junction. Shortly after you enter Lory State Park, the Mill Creek trail will come to a T junction. Take the right onto the Mill Creek Link trail and follow that to the South Valley Trail and the Arthur’s Rock trailhead.
Start up the Arthur’s Rock trail and about 3/4 of a mile up, take a sharp left to connect to the Howard trail. Follow Howard all the way up and around the back side of Arthur’s Rock. Take a sharp left onto the Timber Trail behind the rock. The first part of Timber is a 4WD logging road. About 3/4 mile down the road, take the 90 degree right turn onto the Timber single track trail. Keep left past Well Gulch and follow Timber all the way to the Timber Trailhead on the valley floor. Exit the Timber trailhead and take the short connector trail back to the Soldier Canyon start/finish.
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