The race starts at the entrance to the canyon and runs 17 miles up Canyon De Chelly, passing ancient ruins, petroglyphs and pictographs to Spider Rock. We then run up Bat Canyon trail, which climbs 1,200 feet from the canyon floor to the Spider Rock overlook turnaround point. From there we turn around and head back home! On the return trip, you will see many views you passed on the way up but may have not noticed. The canyon takes on an entirely new perspective on the return. Although not much vertical gain, the canyon offers sand, single track, creek crossings and many more obstacles to add to your journey. The first and last 2.5 miles will be in sand and has the same effect as big vertical climbs! For more details visit our interactive map on MovesCount.
Aid stations will be every 5-7 miles. White House aid station at mile 5 and 26, Sliding House aid station at mile 10 and 21 and Spider Rock Overlook aid station at mile 17. Drop bags will be at Spider Rock Overlook aid station. All aid stations will be stocked with normal aid station foods/gels/water/drinks. No cups will be provided, please use a handheld or pack.
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