Bangs Canyon Trail Race

  • 2020 start
  • 2019 start
  • 2018 start
  • 2017 start
  • 2016 start
  • 2015 start
  • 2014 start
  • 2011, 2012, 2013 race starts
  • Looking out over Bang's Canyon area
  • Finish Line Festivities
  • 2020 men's leaders
  • Runners enjoying the post run fire and friends
  • snowy year
  • The leaders catch up to the early start group
  • a little laugh as you climb the last hill
  • famous buffalo robe Ray
  • awards
  • 2019 partial early start group

Race starts at
7 am early start, 8:30 am regular start
Bangs Canyon Trailhead, Little Park Ct, Grand Junction, CO
Bangs Canyon Trailhead, Little Park Ct, Grand Junction, CO
Contact Person:
Race Organizer

*Date is tentative*

This is an old school, self supported, no frills race.

It is recommended that racers carry; a cell phone, map, and at least 40 oz of fluids. There will be sparse course marking and no aid stations; the course consists of a single 30k loop. The first loop will be clockwise followed by a counter clockwise loop for the 60k. You will have access to your car at the 30k mark.

This is a very challenging trail run on 100% double track trails. Each lap consists of over 4000 feet of climbing. Very fast runners should plan on 2.5 or more hours to finish the 30k. Expect more time if trails are muddy or covered in deep snow. The cutoff for starting the second loop of the 60k is 12:30 PM.