Cirque Series – Alta

Jul 11, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Cirque Series – Alta

Alta

Alta UT, 84092

USA

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Entry Fee $49
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: yes

Distance(s):

  • 7.1M

Series: Cirque Series

Type: Mountain

Participant Limit: 500

Starting Elevation: 8523

High Point: 11068

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2017

Description:

Clockwise course direction, race starts at the base of Goldminer’s Daughter (elevation 8650 ft.), continue on service road along the Transfer Tow, east up the Albion Meadows Trail. Immediately you start gaining elevation as you run through a forest of subalpine fir, Engelmann spruce, and aspen trees. The steep single track switches back at an old ski lift chair mounted on a pedestal with a view of the creek in Snake Pit on your right.

No time to rest here you still have 7 miles to go. Continue up the Albion Meadows Trail as you exit the forest and enter the Albion Meadows with a view of Devils Castle straight ahead. Don’t get lost in the wildflowers or you will miss the narrow single track with a sharp right that takes you to Alf’s mid mountain restaurant (elevation 9200 ft.) Turn right at Alf’s and follow the road under the Sugarloaf lift line and continue climbing up this road that zig zags East Greeley. Pass under Yellow Trail and you have a short flat stretch below Glory Hole before you climb up onto the Wide Track underneath the Sugarloaf lift line. You will have a great view of Cecret Lake below you but turn right and keep climbing.

This road is very steep and will flatten out as you turn right and run through the Keyhole and take you up through a high alpine meadow with a meandering stream. Continue bearing right to the top of Collins (elevation 10400 ft.) There will be an aid station here. Go south across the East Baldy Traverse towards Sugarloaf Pass (elevation 10500 ft.) turn west and head up the ridge to the top of Mt. Baldy (elevation 11,068 ft.) Head down the northwest ridge of Mt. Baldy and come to the top of Wildcat Lift (elevation 9780 ft.) From here turn right onto the service road and stay on it all the way past Watson Shelter (elevation 9280 ft.) Please stay on service road all the way to the bottom of Collins Lift (elevation 8530 ft.) Continue to the finish where you started. The race course is located on the Salt Lake Ranger District, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

**course subject to change as necessary

**Every competitor is subject to a strict cut-off time, at first aid station, of 2 hours

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Event Dates

Held on Jul 11, 2020

Held on Jul 13, 2019

Held on Jul 14, 2018

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