Hardscrabble Mountain Trail Run 5K/10K

Challenge yourself and support land conservation
in the 5th Annual Hardscrabble Mountain Trail Run!

10 am, Saturday, June 3

Bear Basin Ranch

Westcliffe, Colorado

You'll have the rare opportunity to run on private, protected land that offers incredible views and a trail system you'll only experience if you participate. Walk or run the 5K or run the gnarly 10K along an adventuresome and scenic course at Bear Basin Ranch near Westcliffe. You and your guests will enjoy a post-race party, featuring beer, live music and a delicious lunch. Bring your family, friends, picnic blanket and chairs and enjoy a day celebrating land conservation.

Children 17 and under run or walk for free. School staff and teachers from Custer, Chaffee, Fremont, Huerfano and Pueblo counties get a $10 discount on registration.

Race to protect land, water and wildlife in southern Colorado! All proceeds benefit San Isabel Land Protection Trust.

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Includes lunch, prize drawings, live music and child care while you run!

Thanks to our 2017 sponsors!

More sponsors are welcome; click on the Sponsor Today! button.

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Individual & Youth Sponsors

Jeffrey Bivins

Doug & Teresa Cain

Camp Run-A-Muck

Bill & Vicki Donley

Tom & Sue Frostman

Wilson & Terri Jarvis

Nita Lynch & Terry Gulliver

CJ & Shelley Hitz

Bill & Becky Mazurek

Freddy McCubbin

Mellon Genetics Archive

Deb & John Mitchell

Pari Morse & Don Mercill

Kristie Nackord

Ann & Dwaine Robey

Dianne Whalen

Randy & Sarah Woods

Charles & Judy Ziehr





  • "The Hardscrabble embodies everything a mountainous race should be-there is amazing food/music, even better people and it is all placed in a setting that can't be beat. Additionally, the organizers are sincere in their efforts to support land conservation and to promote youth running. A number of Salida youth benefitted from the youth sponsorship program in 2014 and were able to enjoy the primal feeling of running in the wilderness while being a part of a supportive running community."

    - Kenny Wilcox, Salida, CO