Hahns Peak Vertical Ascent

Hahns Peak Hill Climb

This trail race is a new event that started in 2017 at the base of Hahns 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 Hahns 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!

Distance: 8 mile


Date: Saturday, July 6th 2024

Start Time: 8:30 am

Registration opens December 11th, 2023

Register online until July 5th at 6:00 PM. On-site registration will be available from 07:30 to 8:30 am at the start line.

Registration Fees:

  • 8 Mile: $40* until June 5th; $45* from June 6th through July 5th; $50* on race day

Racers 17 & under: $15* through July 5th; $20* on race day

T-Shirt: $20 (Must be purchased by June 26th to be guaranteed a shirt)

No Refunds. Proceeds from this race will be donated to Steamboat Springs Track & Field and Cross Country programs.

Packet Pick-Up: There will be no packet pickup on Friday. All pre-registration packets may be picked up on race morning beginning at 7:30 AM

Course Map

Course Description:

The Hahns Peak Hill Climb is an 8 mile out and back trail run that starts at the Quarry Lot (FS550 + HWY 129) north of Hahns Peak Village, CO. The course runs 4 miles up to the top of Hahns 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 Hahns Peak, and keep an eye out for the North Routt Yeti, who some locals swear is lurking in the woods!

The Steamboat Springs Running Series has made a commitment to go cup less so please bring your own water bottles, hydration pack, etc. IMPORTANT: Please remember to bring your hydration pack or self carry water bottle during the race. It will be warm on the race course and especially as you get near the top. We will have an aide station at about mile 2(ascending and right before the single track) and mile 6(descending)with water and Honey Stinger products, BUT NO WATER ON THE SUMMIT! 

Driving Directions/Parking Information:

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

Awards and Post Race:

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place males and females overall and in the Youth division (0-17).

Every participant is automatically entered in our prize raffle, which will follow the awards ceremony.

Race Director:

Lisa Renee Tumminello, ltumminello@msn.com

Please do not call Ski Haus for any information about this race. They are only serving as our pre-registration location and are not directly affiliated with this event.

Course Records:

Male: Darren Thomas, 2019: 1:05:06

Female: Pearson Alspach, 2019: 1:22:04