The 2018 Course will be similar to the 2017 course (that map is linked below)
Loop 1 - One possible addition will be approx. 1/2 a mile of additional singletrack. That is pending approval.
Loop 2 - We anticipate the route being identical to what was used in 2017. There is a section of singletrack between Alta Ghost Town & Hwy. 145 that the Nat'l Forest Service is working on. They have indicated that it will be ready in 2019 but chances are slim that it would be ready for in 2018.
Time Cutoffs - There are three areas where there will be a time cutoff:
1) Top of Black Bear Pass 9:00AM
2) The start/transition/finish line 12:00PM.
3) The Feed Zone at the Intersection of 625 Rd. (aka Illium Rd) and Vance Junction/Galloping Goose trails. 2:45PM
Time cutoffs are in place for rider safety. Sweep riders are sent out at the cutoff time and all course marshals and feed zones will be gone once the final sweep has passed their position. Riders that do not make the time cutoffs will be scored as DNF (did not finish).
Snow begins to melt on the race course in late May, early June but there some things to be aware of as far as when the various passes and trails open up.
Last Dollar Pass (loop 2) - usually opens around the middle of June.
Ophir Pass (loop 1) - usually opens around the end of June.
Black Bear Pass (loop 1) - usually opens the second weekend of July.
Prospect Trail Single Track (loop 2) - opens on July 1st. It is closed prior to that to respect Elk Calving/migration that occurs in Prospect Basin.