Run the Red Trail Run 2015

Half Marathon

Event Date

Sat, May 30, 2015

Address

Rock Springs, WY

Pricing

Activity Today Later

Running-Half marathon - Individual Age group/open

$30 $40 Closed

About This Activity

Experience the rugged open spaces of Wyoming's Red Desert! Walkers and runners are welcome! 
 

This trail run through the Red Desert offers expansive views of the Boar’s Tusk, North and South Table Mountains, the Killpecker Sand Dunes, Steamboat Mountain, and the Wind River Mountains. Runners will enjoy wide open spaces while traversing this wild landscape.
The Red Desert contains countless opportunities for enjoying wild spaces, including significant Wilderness Study Areas and other wilderness quality lands. The 2014 inaugural race celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act of 1964 and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act. This race continues to celebrate our wild Wyoming places.
The Wyoming Outdoor Council, Wyoming Wilderness Association, and other partners and sponsors invite runners and their families to experience this unique landscape whether running the race, hiking near to the course, viewing the Boar’s Tusk, enjoying interpretation of the petroglyphs and more.
 
See our website for photos of this amazing landscape!

Event details and schedule

When: Saturday, May 30, 2015
      Bib pick up and day of registration will be available at 7:30am at the White Mountain    Petroglyph Parking Lot. Race starts at 9am.
 
Where: White Mountain Petroglyph Parking Lot

Driving directions for Run the Red Trail Run

Approximate travel time from Lander is 2.5 hours.

Leave Lander on Hwy 287/789, merging onto Hwy 28 towards Farson.  In Farson, turn south onto US 191 towards Rock Springs. Approximately 29 miles south of Farson, turn left at Sweetwater County Road 17 (at sign that reads Petroglyphs, Sand Dunes, Boar’s Tusk) and maintain travel on County Road 17. About 14 miles from US 191, at the White Mountain Petroglyphs sign, turn left onto BLM Road 4120. As you continue along this road you can see the Boar’s Tusk to your right (Boar’s Tusk is a volcanic formation that stands out among the sand dunes and flat terrain). After a slow 10-minute drive, you will see the BLM parking lot for the White Mountain Petroglyphs. 

Approximate travel time from Rock Springs is 45 minutes.

From Rock Springs, travel north on US 191. Approximately 10 miles north of Rock Springs, turn right at Sweetwater County Road 17 (at sign that reads Petroglyphs, Sand Dunes, Boar’s Tusk) and maintain travel on County Road 17. About 14 miles from US 191, at the White Mountain Petroglyphs sign, turn left onto BLM Road 4120. As you continue along this road you can see the Boar’s Tusk to your right (Boar’s Tusk is a volcanic formation that stands out among the sand dunes and flat terrain). After a slow 10-minute drive, you will see the BLM parking signs for the White Mountain Petroglyphs. 

Travel Recommendations: 

  • There is limited parking, so please consider carpooling
  • High clearance vehicles are recommended; all-wheel drive or 4WD is necessary if there has been recent precipitation
  • Have a full tank of gas and spare tire
  • Carry plenty of water and food
  • Do not rely on cellular service

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