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2018 Hahn's Peak Hill Climb

This trail race is a new event that started in 2017 at the base of Hahn's Peak in North Routt County. Running this course started with a few hardcore North Routt locals meeting at the beautiful Cabins at Historic Columbine every 4th of July. From there, they would race to the summit and fire outlook of Hahn's Peak, once an active volcano with an elevation of 10,839 & 360 degree panoramic views like no other. Now it's time to share this amazing course with all of you!

Proceeds from this race go to the Steamboat Springs Track and Cross-Country teams, who will be volunteering at the event on race day.

Course Description: The Hahn's Peak Hill Climb is an 8 mile out and back trail run that starts at the Quarry Lot (FS550 + HWY 129) north of Hahn's Peak Village, CO. The course runs 4 miles up to the top of Hahn's Peak and the fire lookout tower built in 1912. The final push to the summit is dominated by a loose rock and talus slope. Chutes will be marked to the summit to ensure a safe ascent and descent. Safety on this slippery slope is essential so please use caution and stay on the marked trail at all times. Racers will turnaround at the tower, following the trail 4 miles back down to the finish line. 

The trail is 75% single track, 99% trail, has 2,200 ft. of elevation gain. It is a mix of jeep road, single track and talus slope. This is a challenge course that is not for the faint of heart! Don't forget to pose for your "jump shot" at the top of Hahn's Peak, and keep an eye out for the North Routt Yeti, who some locals swear is lurking in the woods!

Course Map and Elevation Profile

When: Saturday July 7, 2018 at 8:30 AM

Location and Driving Directions: Head north out of Steamboat on Hwy 129/Elk River Road. Drive 30 miles north, past Hahn's Peak Village and the Columbine Cabins to Forest Rd 550. The Quarry Lot is on the right. Parking may be tight so PLEASE CARPOOL.

Click here for MAP to the start/finish  

Lodging Options: The Hahn's Peak Hill Climb takes place about 50 minutes north of Steamboat Springs. If you would like stay be closer to the race, camping options are available at Steamboat Lake State Park and Hahn's Peak Lake Campground, as well as lodging at the Hahn's Peak Road House. 

Registration: Online registration will close at 8 PM on Thursday July 5th.  You can also register at Twisted Trails on Lincoln Avenue between 6th and 7th Street on Friday, July 6th from 4-6 PM.  Day-of registration will be available from 6:30 to 8:00 AM at the race start line.

We offer two registration options, “Frills” and “No Frills.”

Frills: $40 - race entry and t-shirt (must register before June 22nd to guarantee a shirt)

No-frills: $30 - race entry only

17 & under: $1 per year in age (does not include a t-shirt)

NO REFUNDS! Proceeds from this event go to the Steamboat Springs Track & Field and Cross Country programs. If you register and are not able to participate, you will be donating to a very deserving youth program!

Awards: 1st - 3rd place for male and female

Packet Pick-Up: Twisted Trails on Lincoln Avenue between 6th and 7th Street on Friday July 6th from 4-6 PM as well as from 7:30-8:15 AM the morning of the race at the start line.

Post Race: We will have a post race celebration that includes an awards ceremony, post race schwag prize drawing, chili and beer!

Weather: Hahn's Peak is a tall 10k ft. peak that becomes extremely dangerous at any sign of thunderstorms and lightening. We try to minimize this risk by starting the race early before any chance of summer thunderstorms. However, Mother Nature is extremely unpredictable and we do reserve the right to cancel the race if the weather is unsafe for our participants.

Contact Information: Luke Crespin,

Volunteer: Sign up here!

Course Records: 

Male: Avery Collins - 58:54 (2017)

Female: Mariah Weigel - 1:10:26 (2017)


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Twisted Trails Running Co.

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