Festivals & Events:
Deep Creek Trail Half Marathon
A point to point run starting at the Telluride Regional Airport 2100 Airport Road, Telluride CO
Runners will start at the parking lot at the Telluride Airport. Head up the paved road of 1/4 mile. Turn left on Last Dollar Road, CR 638 and follow the road for a mile.
On the right will be a parking area and the Deep Creek connecting trail, FS 418.1b. Once on the trail follow it till it connects with the Sheep Creek Trail, FS 418. Stay right on the Deep Creek Trail. Climb steeply for a few miles till the trail levels out. Here will be the 1st aid station.
Continue following the trail for several more miles till it connects with the Mill Creek Trail, CR 637. Turn left and the second aid station is located here.
Cross the bridge and follow the trail for 2 miles. This trail is known locally as The Waterline Trail. The Waterline trail ends at the Jud Wiebe Trail, FS432. Turn left onto the Jud Wiebe. Follow the trail up and over to Liberty Bell Trail, FS 431. Turn right and climb slightly before heading down. The trail ends at Tomboy Road, CR 869.
Cross the road and onto the Town of Telluride hiking trail. This trail leads to the top of Willow St. Turn left on Willow and head to down 2 blocks to Columbia, left on Columbia, right on Maple, cross Colorado Ave. to enter the park. Follow the flagging to the finish line.
Aid Stations: 2 Total
1. Top of the initial climb. Mile 4
2. Mill Creek Junction. Mile 9