Flagstaff Sky Peaks Mountain Runs
05 October 2019
Flagstaff’s most popular urban trail makes a 2-mile loop around Buffalo Park, an expansive open space on the flat top of McMillan Mesa, an ancient lava flow. Most of the trail is on open, native grassland, but just to the west of the park entrance the trail dips into a wooded ravine. The trail provides a magnificent panorama to the mountains north of town and is also the starting point of The Flagstaff 55K Sky Race.The Flagstaff 55K Sky Race features a point to point course on mostly single track trails through ponderosa pine forests, aspen groves, a climb to the top of Mount Elden, a traverse below the San Francisco Peaks (Arizona’s highest mountain range) and a climb to the top of the Arizona Snowbowl Ski Resort. As part of the US Skyrunner Ultra Series, this race features high altitude running and over 10,000 feet of climbing.
The 55K starts near Flagstaff and traverse point to point courses across Mount Elden and the Dry Lake Hills, the base of the San Francisco Peaks before a final brutal 4,000 foot climb up to the top of the 11,500 foot Agassiz Ski Lift of the Arizona Snowbowl.
Mount EldenDry Lake HillsSan Francisco PeaksArizona Snowbowl
55K runners may have a drop bag for Schultz and Kachina Aid Stations.
Aid stations (Sunset, Schultz, Fort Valley, Kachina & Snowbowl) will have water, Gatorade, fruit, peanut butter & jelly sandwiches, bean burritos, potatoes, salty snacks and sweet snacks. Checkpoints (Elden Base & Agassiz Summit) will only have water.
Post race food and party at the Agassiz lodge.
Ski Lift Lodge & Cabins, Coconino National Forest Camping
1st Male & Female = $1,000. 2nd Male & Female = $250. 3rd Male & Female = $100
Pre-race shuttle bus ride from the finish (Arizona Snowbowl).
Barbecue lunch at the Arizona Snowbowl finish.