Kootenay Sufferfest presents: Idaho Peak Ultra Trail Marathon & 10K Trail Run

July 28, 2018 all-day
New Denver
varies--see below

Kootenay High 5 Series

Idaho Peak Ultra Trail Marathon & 10K Trail Run

This is a cup free event.

Package pick-up Times: Friday 3:30-6:30 pm; Saturday 6:30-8:30 am (Knox Hall)


  Before April 1 Before July 21 Race Day
Idaho Peak $55.00 $65.00 $80.00
10 km Trail Run $25.00 $35.00 $40.00


For full event details, maps, and to register, visit the website.

Idaho Peak Ultra:

A race to the Summit of the iconic and spectacular Idaho Peak and back with 1 mile vertical elevation gain/loss.  The race takes place along some of the most enjoyable single track running trails in BC, old mining roads steeped in history, carved out along the Carpenter Creek and New Denver Canyons.  This may just be the only mountain marathon in North America which involves using a cable car to cross a creek! Spectacular views of Slocan Lake and the Valhallas await you at the summit rewarding your effort.  This route will not disappoint.

The climb out of New Denver is gentle and ‘run-able’, staying on the south side of Carpenter Creek along the old mining road of Old Sandon Road. The road deteriorates into a single track winding its way through former mining artifacts, crossing numerous creeks.  Continuing onto Alamo Wagon Road, the climb  pops out onto Queen Bess mining road, traversing the slope and then heading straight up to the north summit, where you will find some telecommunication towers. From here, climb your way up the rounded ridge to the fire lookout hut on the summit of Idaho Peak, having climbed a vertical mile from the start line.  Stop and enjoy the 360 degree views of snowy mountain peaks, pristine wilderness and the spectacular Slocan Lake 1715m below!

Get your number checked off, and start the long descent down the well defined East Ridge route to the car park P1. Descend the main road for 3km before entering a tributary trail to connect back to Queen Bess, traverse round the northern flank to the trails of H Road, Galena Trail, then a bucket crossing to cross Carpenter Creek and back along the Lower Carpenter Creek Trail to New Denver finish where food, drink and support  await you.

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