10k @ 10,000 Feet

Voted best 10k in the state of Colorado by Colorado Runner Magazine in 2010!

This is a challenging trail run with beautiful terrain and breathtaking scenery. The 10K race begins at 10,000 ft at the summit of Rabbit Ears Pass. The course begins by heading uphill on USFS dirt roads and 2 track, and then then heads downhill on single-track, ending on a cross country single-track. The total elevation gain and loss are about ~1,200 feet each.

*Although this race is listed as a 10k, the actual distance comes out to 6.8 miles. We will have one aid station on the course about 3.4 miles in (the 5k race option does not have an aid station). We HIGHLY recommend that you bring your own water.

Distances: 10k (*6.8 miles) and 5k (*3.4 miles)


Date: Sunday, September 6th, 2020

Start Times:

  • 10k – 10:00 am
  • 5k – 10:05 am


Register online or on-site. Online registration will close at 8 p.m. Thursday, September 3rd. On-site registration will be available from 9:00 to 9:30 at the start line (we will stop accepting registrations once we meet our US Forest Service permit limit). You can also register at Twisted Trails on Lincoln Avenue between 6th and 7th Street on Saturday, September 5th from 4-6 pm.

Registration Fees:

  • 10k: $35
  • 5k: $25
  • Please note that prices will increase by $10 for race day registrations and all packet pickup registrations. Register online to save.

Racers 17 & under: $15

T-Shirt: $10

No Refunds. Proceeds from this race will be donated to the Steamboat Nordic Council.

Packet Pick-Up:

Twisted Trails on Lincoln Avenue between 6th and 7th Street on Saturday, September 5th from 4-6 PM as well as from 9:00-9:30 am at the start line.

Course Maps:

10k Course Map

5k Course Map

Driving Directions/Parking Information (from Steamboat Springs):

Head out of Steamboat east on Hwy 40 heading towards Rabbit Ears Pass. You will travel about 18 miles until the pass flattens out a bit and you see a sign for Dumont Lake on your left. Take that left hand turn. Continue to follow the road past the campground to a dirt parking area with a monument statue on your left.

Awards and Post Race:

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place males and females (No AG awards)

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

Please no dogs on course!

Race Director:

Scott Myller, 10kat10000@gmail.com

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

Proceeds from this race benefit the
Steamboat Nordic Council