Valles Caldera National Preserve
The course starts and finishes at the Posse Shack in the town of Los Alamos. The course is closed, meaning that runners are required to follow the specified route. The 50 mile course is run on single track trails, closed jeep roads, and some cross country. Runners in the 50 mile course are required to navigate short segments of loose steep terrain and rough off trail segments. Runners will follow the Perimeter trail around town to near the Ice Rink in Los Alamos Canyon. From there they will then climb to the top of the Pajarito Ski Area via a newly restored trail and then descend to the ski lodge. They will then run a segment through the Valles Caldera National Preserve dropping into the Caldera at Pipeline Road and climbing out to the saddle between
Pajarito Mountain and Cerro Grande Mountain. The course then descends Cañon de Valle and then climbs back up to the top of Pajarito Mountain via a new trail up and out of Pajarito Canyon and back down Pajarito Mountain to the Ski Lodge AS for a second time. Once back at the Ski Lodge AS they will again run to the Pipeline AS, then up Pipeline road and then descend Guaje Ridge back into town to the Finish.
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