(Video in first half mile)
(Coming off the first climb)
(13 mile aid station)
(This is a good view of the horseshoe sections and where the course zig-zaged above)
As you climbed up the next level you could see the trail and runners below. Eventually the trail moved north and back down to the 19.1 mile aid station before 2 mile climb up a road before finding more single track at the very top of the mountain. At this point once again, the view was of all the trails below and the Colorado River on a two mile section running on top of the mountain.
(Mile 17ish moving north toward I-70 and the last aid station)
(This is the very top section at mile 22ish)
The last two miles was a fast two mile switch back descent back to the road and then to the finish. This was where a few of the 50 milers were beginning their return trip in the opposite direction.
In conclusion, I finished in 4:35:05 and then enjoyed some Mexican food and visited two of the local breweries. I would highly recommend this well supported trailrace.