January 11, 2016

Trail info

#TrailConference

Group fun runs during the Conference

There will be group fun runs during the Conference, on Thursday October 12, Friday October 13, and Saturday October 14. Runs will either start and finish at the Stanley Hotel, or at the Lumpy Ridge trailhead. The trail head is off Devils Gulch, and is around 1.25 miles from the Stanley Hotel. To reach the trailhead from the intersection of Wonderview Avenue (34 Bypass Road) and MacGregor Avenue, turn to travel northbound on MacGregor Avenue. The Lumpy Ridge Trailhead will be on your left after driving 1.25 miles. You may want to note that MacGregor Avenue makes a sharp right turn, at which point it turns into Devils Gulch Road, just before reaching the trailhead access road.  From the trail head, follow signs for Black Canyon Trail heading west – there is a green gate at around 2.0 miles out that makes a good turn around point depending on time….
See details of this run from our friends at Trail Run Project

Must do trail runs during the Conference

Trail Run Project provide inspiration and motivation to fuel your run.  Check out their website and the range of trails around the US they have online.  They have kindly added information on four trail runs locally that we recommend to head out and enjoy while you are visiting the area:

Lumpy Ridge Loop –  The trail head is close to downtown Estes Park and offers trail runners decent climbing, some sweeping descents, level single track trail, running water to lift your spirits and cool your legs if needed, amazing views of the Continental Divide, and wildflower decked meadows. 11.0 mile round trip – expect to take 2 hours+

Cub Lake Loop – This trail initially gives you great views across Moraine Park, rolls easily for around 1.75 miles, and then the climb becomes steeper and more technical, up to the open area that borders Cub Lake. 6.0 mile round trip – expect to take around 1 hour

Deer Mountain – Deer Mountain is a great vantage point to take in breathtaking views around RMNP and it’s Southern exposure keeps it snow free from late Spring to early Winter and offers great views of Longs Peak, Beaver Meadows, & Moraine Park. Around 6.0 mile round trip, expect to take around 1 hour

Chasm Lake – Beginning from the Long’s Peak Trailhead, this 8.4 mile round trip starts with a steep climb through a thick forest before opening up to miles of open tundra and stunning views on the route to Chasm Lake. Expect to take around 1.5 hours