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Blog: Trail Running

Photo: Kelly Kokolski
Posted by Magi Scallion on

If you’re looking to get your fill of trail kilometers, Golden is a great place to set up your base camp.  Golden is perfectly situated near 6 national parks with a plethora of trails in its own right, so you can’t really go wrong, unless you’re really bad with maps and directions.

Here are my favourite 30+ km runs to hit in the Golden area are:

Photo: Bruno Long at the Golden Ultra
Posted by Magi Scallion on

It’s amazing how quickly spring comes to our valley!  Not too long ago it seemed like we had to skate along sections of the rotary trails and now we’re able to cruise all of the singletrack trails with barely a puddle to dodge.

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The Now and the Future

Golden is sandwiched between two impressive mountain ranges, so there’s no doubt that amazing Alpine trail running is a “thing...” and only getting better.

The current alpine running options are primarily focused in the Purcell Mountains, to the west of Golden and based from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort.  The resort does not currently permit “uphill traffic” during summer operations on the resort trails for safety reasons (downhill mountain bikers and a grizzly bear refuge) so you can access the alpine with a quick gondola ride.

Bruno Long
Posted by Magi Scallion on

Golden is recognized as a mountain bike destination with more than 120 kilometers of sweet, flowy, forested singletrack.  It’s no surprise then, that the trail running is also world class.

News Flash:  Trail running on “mountain bike” trails is not only great, but also permitted and highly recommended!