May 29, 2022 at 10:30 AM

Idaho Springs Pack Burro Race

Idaho Springs CO,


Entry Fee $60
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Prize Money: yes


  • 6M

Type: Burro Race

Starting Elevation: 7494

High Point: 8392

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 90%

First Year of the Event: 2000


5 – 6 miles – Great distance for first timers! Rolling start after Parade down main street begins at Citizens Park, heading east turning north up 17th Ave, across Colorado Blvd up Virginia Canyon on the dirt road that features a 12% grade/climb, switch back down following flour arrows to old miners driveway at the open gate, up and over, down and winding around down Rose Gulch, over logs, under trees, coming out over the Argo Mill, heading back west on Riverside turning right at 23rd, left on Virginia Street toward the back of the Elks Lodge with a sharp left finish on 16th to the west of the Elks Lodge!

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Past Event Dates

Held on May 29, 2022

Held on May 30, 2021

Held on Aug 23, 2020

Held on May 26, 2019

Held on Jul 22, 2018

Held on Jul 23, 2017

Held on Jul 19, 2015

Held on Jul 20, 2014

Held on Jul 13, 2013

Held on Jul 24, 2011

Held on Jul 18, 2010

Event Results