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2022 TransRockies Run: Stage 1

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2022 TransRockies Run Stage 1.


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21.3

Miles

34.2

KM

95%

Runnable

9,342' 2,847 m

High

7,919' 2,414 m

Low

2,230' 680 m

Up

2,233' 681 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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Overview

Stage 1 of the 6-day TransRockies Run. The race starts in Buena Vista and finishes in Beaver Creek 6 days later.

Need to Know

Bring plenty of water, this is a very dry and arid run

Runner Notes

Bring plenty of water, this is a very dry and arid run

Description

Stage 1:
21.3 miles/31.5 kilometers
2,300 ft/700 m Gain, 2,289 ft Decline

3 Check Points | Run 6 | GU Run 3 - Cross the Divide

Although starting at a relatively lower elevation and lacking the monster climbs of other stages, Stage 1 has proven to be one of the toughest stages over the years since it is often quite hot and dry. The running surface varies from gravel and rock to sand on a mix of trails, four-wheel drive roads and Forest Service Roads. You may want to invest in a pair of gaiters for your shoes.

From the start, you follow a flat dirt road to Checkpoint 1, and from there it's mostly uphill to Checkpoints 2 & 3. Be ready for the last 8 miles, which is almost all downhill to the finish in Buena Vista.

History & Background

2022 will be the 15th Anniversary of the race.

Shared By:

Karl Robohm

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Not a bad place to let the feet soak
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Beautiful day on the Arkansas.
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Ruins of an old house at the north end of the trail
Jan 30, 2021 near Buena V…, CO
Spotting the local wildlife in the river.
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Bouldering hot spot for young climbers
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO
Boat-watching from the bridge!
Aug 4, 2015 near Buena V…, CO

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