8 of the Most Adventurous Trail Runs in Colorado
Last year, for the first time in six years, I didn’t race and didn’t log my usual 3,000 miles. Nagging injuries, a lack of race-entry luck, and a growing guiding program all played a role, as did an absence of desire—whatever I’d been running toward in my mid-thirties, I felt like I’d reached it.
Somewhat ironically, however, 2019 had a disproportionate share of favorite and memorable trail runs. Since I wasn’t on a strict training plan or beat up from the last race, I was free to run where, when, and how far I pleased and to do it at whatever pace felt right. In this article, I’ll highlight five of the best from last year, plus three more favorites from previous years.
Due to their proximity and quality, I focused my efforts on Rocky Mountain National Park and the Indian Peaks Wilderness, both in the Front Range of Colorado. From Boulder, the trailheads.... Continue Reading at Outside Online