New 50 Miler Route!
CJF helps create good sustainable jobs for disadvantaged young adults in Cambodia through several programs. To support the good work they do, 10% of race profits will be donated to this 501c3 non-profit.
Gary's Shoes provides gift certificates to the male and female winners of each distance
A downhill road 1/2 marathon and 5km through an amazing abandoned canyon. Also runs through the Fremont Indian State Park. Located about 20 minutes South of Richfield..
5 minute video of the 2016 preview run
The 25KM course
Trail 84 (aka the Roller Coaster)
The boulder in Cathedral Canyon before someone literally blew it up in 2022
Hammer provides endurance products for all participating athletes.
Runner submitted photos 2020 (above)
Sylo Inn / Ramada is our Partner hotel. 5 blocks from the start.
One of two obstacles in the unique Cathedral Canyon
Preview of Dairy Canyon, Trail 84, and the new Faulty and Cairn-Age Trails.
The 50KM course
50 miler details coming soon
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The 10KM course (NEW in 2021)
The 50 Mile Course (in red). For reference the 50km is also plotted (in orange).
50km race in 2019. Start at 4:15 to view the full 25km route for 2022
ATV/UTV rentals and greats tours in the Richfield area
The local Richfield Bottling Plant provides drinks for runners
10km runners hit some planks on the Big Red Trail
Tooele Trail Racing puts on 4 or 5 great, minimalist trail runs each year. No shirts, no medals, just come for the love of the trail.
The spectacular lands of the Fishlake National Forest and their permission makes this race possible
The 2023 Crimson Canyons Ultra includes a brand new 50 mile route, in addition to our traditional 50km, 25km & 10km trail runs. All will be run on Saturday, September 16, 2023. The new 50 mile route will climb to the summit of White Pine Peak at 10,200 feet and then drop 4650 feet over 18 miles on the newly completed Spinal Tap Trail - this is the signature center of the 50 miler.
No matter the distance run, pristine red rock canyons and primal trails await! This race links several canyons, dry washes, remote sections of the Paiute ATV Trail system, and the brand new Pahvant Mountain Bike Trail System, into a unique experience. Run up a slot-like red rock canyon, trek atop a packed natural clay fin under colorful hills, power up and speed down remote trails, and catch great vistas along ridgelines.
The race is located in Richfield, Utah, just a 2 hour 35 minute drive South of the SLC International Airport.
Elevation gains & time limits
For more detail, see the overview maps below, or on the "Course" page.
The Pahvant MTB Trail System has 100+ miles of incredible single track trails, created between 2019 and 2022. The bike trails runners hit include: Faulty, One-in-a-Pinion, Kiln-It, Cairn-age, and Tank Run. The 50 miler catches all of the above, after the Spinal Tap trail. The 10km catches the Big Red & Kiln-it trails up, and then follows the 25km route down the iconic Cairn-age trail, plus the Tank Run trail.
Event photos from previous years: