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Races with at least 80% single-track.

 

These races are for the trail-running purists in all of us. They’ll quiet the little voice in your head that’s makes you curse when you're on a 0.22-mile stretch of pavement in the middle of the race.

Rank Race Location Avg. Elevation (Ft.) Avg. Elevation (Mi.)
1 Hardrock Silverton, CO 10,974 2.08
2 High Lonesome Ouray, CO 10,439 1.98
3 Ouray Ouray, CO 10,187 1.93
4 Leadville Leadville, CO 10,097 1.91
5 Run Rabbit Run Steamboat Springs, CO 9,035 1.71
6 Wyoming Range Jackson, WY 8,862 1.68
7 Bryce Canyon Hatch, UT 8,361 1.58
8 Tahoe Rim Trail Carson City, NV 8,006 1.52
9 Wasatch Front Kaysville, UT 7,819 1.48
10 The Bear Logan, UT 7,315 1.39
11 Palisades Irwin, ID 6,931 1.31
12 Mogollon Monster Pine, AZ 6,731 1.27
13 Bighorn Sheridan, WY 6,662 1.26
14 IMTUF Burgdorf, ID 6,453 1.22
15 Scout Mountain Pocatello, ID 6,205 1.18
16 San Diego Lake Cuyamaca, CA 5,157 0.98
 

 

(#1) Hardrock 100 — Silverton, CO

Average Elevation: 10,974’ (280% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 14,013’

With an average elevation of nearly 11,000 feet, Hardrock holds exclusive rights to the two-mile high club. (We would have made a separate category but decided it wouldn’t be that interesting with one race.) If you’re lucky enough to navigate the lottery and kiss the rock, though, you can and should tell your friends you joined the two-mile high club.

 

(#2) High Lonesome — Ouray, CO

Average Elevation: 10,439’ (266% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 13,086’

A close, close second.

 

(#3) Ouray — Ouray, CO

Average Elevation: 10,187’ (259% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 13,369’

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(#4) Leadville — Leadville, CO

Average Elevation: 10,097’ (259% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 12,920

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(#5) Run Rabbit Run — SteamBoat Springs, CO

Average Elevation: 9,035’ (230% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 10,585’

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(#6) Wyoming Range — Jackson, WY

Average Elevation: 8,862’ (226% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 11,255’

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(#7) Bryce Canyon — Hatch, UT

Average Elevation: 8,361’ (213% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 9,396’

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(#8) Tahoe Rim Trail — Carson CIty, NV

Average Elevation: 8,006’ (213% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 9,005’

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(#9) wasatch Front — Kaysville, UT

Average Elevation: 7,819’ (199% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 10,454’

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(#10) Bear — LOgan, UT

Average Elevation: 7,315’ (186% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 9,044’

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(#11) Palisades — Irwin, ID

Average Elevation: 6,931' (177% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 9,491’

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(#12) Mogollon Monster — Pine, AZ

Average Elevation: 6,731' (171% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 7,893’

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(#13) Bighorn — Sheridan, WY

Average Elevation: 6,662' (170% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 9,339’

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(#14) IMTUF — Burgdorf, ID

Average Elevation: 6,452' (164% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 8,100’

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(#15) Scout Mountain — Pocatello, ID

Average Elevation: 6,205' (158% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 8,690’

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(#16) San Diego — Lake Cuyamaca, CA

Average Elevation: 5,157' (131% of 100-mile average)

High Point: 6,088’

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