Posts Tagged: Colorado

Pack Burro Racing: 48 Years Of Hoofing It Around Buena Vista

Pack Burro

This past Sunday, the 48th annual Buena Vista Pack Burro Race was held in the small mountain town of Buena Vista, Colorado (population 2,700). The race is a part of the annual “Gold Rush Days” summer celebration of the town’s art and history, which includes Buena Vista’s place as an epicenter for the niche sport… Read more »

Middaugh and Surage Win National High School Trail Championships

High School

This past Saturday, the 5th annual National High School Trail Championships (NHSTC) was held in the small mountain town Salida, Colorado. This youth trail running event attracted a new crop of talent and was a successful follow up to last year’s race which had a record number of participants. In addition to hosting more young… Read more »

Top American Trail Runners Return to GoPro Mountain Games

Mountain Games

The GoPro Mountain Games returns and awards over $25,000 in cash to top U.S. trail runners! After cancelling this popular event last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, this massive four day celebration of mountain sports, art and music held annually in Vail, Colorado, was back this past weekend, with a modified format. Changes included… Read more »

It’s “Game on” for Vail, Colorado’s GoPro Mountain Games

Announcement from American Trail Running Association corporate member GoPro Mountain Games. It is an announcement that mountain sports fans have been anticipating for months: The athletic, art, music and mountain lifestyle event GoPro Mountain Games are officially a GO for June 10-13, 2021. Organizers from the nonprofit Vail Valley Foundation, which hosts the event each… Read more »

Record Numbers at the National High School Trail Championships

Trail Championship

This past Saturday, the 4th annual National High School Trail Championships, held in Salida, Colorado, drew some of the nation’s top high school trail runners and doubled total participant numbers from last year, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The race drew familiar names in youth trail running circles including Colorado standouts Colin Szuch… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Leadville, Colorado

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. At 10,152 feet, Leadville, Colorado claims the distinction as the highest incorporated city in the United States. Known for its natural scenic beauty, hardy locals and rugged four-season alpine recreation, Leadville also boasts a storied history. History: Leadville was not always named after lead,… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Cañon City, Colorado

Welcome to another installment of our “Trail Town” series of articles. A hidden gem in the Front Range of the Rockies that you should put on your trail destination bucket list is Cañon City, Colorado, population 16,539. Written by Ashlee Sack, coordinator for ATRA corporate member Fremont Adventure Recreation. Cañon City, Colorado Located at the… Read more »

Sustainability Front and Center at US Trail Running Conference Day Two

In this article our founder and executive director Nancy Hobbs recaps day two of the 7th annual US Trail Running Conference in Estes Park, Colorado. Photo Credits: James “Laboradore” Wolford/KAIphoto.org and Peter Maksimow. The second full day the US Trail Running Conference kicked off with another snowy early morning trail running from Lumpy Ridge Trailhead… Read more »

Records Fall at the 3rd Annual National High School Trail Championships

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. On Saturday, July 27, 2019, the third annual National High School Trail Championships (NHSTC) were held in Salida, CO. The event was organized by Kenny Wilcox, local Salida resident and head… Read more »

GoPro Mountain Games: The Country’s Largest Celebration of Mountain Sports, Arts and Music

Tayte Pollmann’s articles are supported by American Trail Running Association corporate member Nike Trail Running. You can follow Tayte’s adventures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Photos by Tayte Pollmann and Peter Maksimow. As I wrote about in an article posted earlier this week, the 18th annual GoPro Mountain Games were held in Vail, Colorado organized by… Read more »

Trail Runner’s Shine at GoPro Mountain Games in Colorado

The GoPro Mountain Games are an American Trail Running Association double-track corporate member. Photos by Peter Maksimow. The Vail Valley Foundation hosted the 18th annual GoPro Mountain Games this June 6-9, 2019 in Vail, CO this past (long) weekend. The games consisted of over 30 events across more than 12 sport disciplines, including trail running,… Read more »

Dynafit Vail Trail Running Series Kicks Off This Weekend

Press release from the Vail Recreation District (VRD). Vail Recreation District is an ATRA corporate member and provides limited free trail race entries for ATRA members through our monthly e-newsletter giveaway program. Written by Eric Henderson. Colorado’s longest-tenured trail running series will serve as the unofficial summer kick off for mountain runners with its first… Read more »

US Trail Running Conference announces 2019 theme

Active at Altitude, organizers of the US Trail Running Conference, is proud to announce the theme for the 2019 edition of the annual event: Diversity and Inclusion: Trail Running for Everyone. Empowering long term success for a growing trail running community. This theme was inspired by discussions held at last year’s conference about creating opportunities… Read more »

Meet ATRA Trail Ambassador – Josh Eberly

Please welcome the twenty sixth American Trail Running Association (ATRA) Trail Ambassador presented by CamelBak, and the second in 2019. Colorado native Josh Eberly is an accomplished athlete, coach, and mentor. Always with an unforgettable smile, and a can-do attitude, this 38-year-old is an inspirational leader and competitor. Nominator Greg Chase wrote, “As the head… Read more »

Featured Trail Town – Salida, Colorado

Welcome to another colorful installment of our “Trail Town” series. Every month—and sometimes more often in this case—we will feature an article about a trail running city that you should put on your bucket list of places to visit! This month we feature a location that is out of this world, the city of Salida… Read more »

2nd annual National High School Trail Championships a success

This past weekend in Salida, Colorado, the 2nd Annual National High School Trail Running Championships (NHSTC) saw some fierce competition amongst some of the top young female and male high schoolers in the state. The 5+ mile course took runners up some of the tight switchbacks, lung-busting climbs and fast, single-track descents on the Salida… Read more »