The full Golden Ultra is 85 km of mountain bliss, spread over three days: Blood, Sweat and Tears.  If you're not quite up to all of that fun, you can opt for our "Half Pint" option of Climb, Conquer and Cruise.  

KHMR

Day 1

Run uphill until you are sure you're sweating blood.  The first day of the 3-day Golden Ultra involves an unrelenting uphill challenge.  This one is going to hurt.

Blood - 5 km, 1000 m ascent
Climb - 3 km, 600 m ascent

 
T2Ridge

Day 2

You're going to sweat.  "Enjoy" one big and beautiful loop with fantastic mountain views. The full distance option features 15 km of ridge running while the 30 km is a trail runners dream of fun single-track.

Sweat - 60 km, 2500 m ascent
Conquer - 30 km, 660 m ascent

 
CedarRun

Day 3

Tears of happiness or tears of pain?  This last day of "flat," "flowy," and "fun" trail may be the best of times... or it may be the worst. 

Tears - 22 km, 900 m ascent
Cruise - 10.5 km, 220 m ascent


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UTMB Qualification Race

The Golden Ultra 85 km stage race in addition to the stages Sweat (60 km) and Tears (22 km) are UTMB qualifying races.  

Golden Ultra Stage Race - 2 points (4 new)

Sweat - 1 point (3 new)

Tears - 0 points (1 new)

 

Trail Resources for Golden

New to Golden?  Download the interactive trail map app from the Golden Cycling Club. 

The Golden Cycling Club is a critical resource to the trail culture of Golden.  Please take the time to high-five any volunteers you see out there working on the trails.  Or if you're more financially motivated, make a donation to their trail maintenance and development fund by purchasing a club membership.