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Hahns Peak Vertical Trail Race

Sat July 10, 2021 Directions


Hahns Peak Vertical Ascent/Descent

9:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT

Hahns Peak Vertical Ascent Only

9:00AM MDT - 12:00PM MDT


The Quarry Parking Lot is about 1/2 mile past the Columbine Cabins, on the right side of 129.


Race Pre-Race Announcements: Hello everyone. For information about the race please see below.  Here are some Day Of announcements for tomorrow.  This is going to be an epic day. 

We are still taking registrations online until 6pm this evening.  Friends and family can register at the race for an additional fee (donation to the SSHS Track and Field/XC teams). Please bring cash or check (written to SSHS Track and Field) if registering day of. Our credit card reader will not have service at the Quarry Lot.

Please direct all questions to Lisa Renee Tumminello at or 720-339-6924 (not Steamboat Running Series).

Please bring hydration pack or hand held water bottle.  We will have an aide station at mile 2 and 6 but not at the top of Hahns Peak. Plan accordingly. 

Location: Quarry Lot (FS550 + HWY 129) just north and past the Historic Columbine Cabins on the right hand side. Plan on about 45 minutes drive north of Steamboat Springs on 129.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pick-up will start at 7:45am in Quarry Lot. We will have some breakfast fruit and Winonas baked goodies, along with some Honey Stinger waffles and water. We will have 2 toilets available at the start/finish line. 

Race begins at 9am for all racers.  If you are doing the Ascent only, you may have friends or family meet you at the bottom of the single track at the Hahns Peak Trail head. Or you can make your way back to the Quarry Lot but at a more casual pace. 

Awards and Raffle Drawing - 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each category.  And we have so many swag items for a big raffle drawing post race.  Every racer and volunteer will be entered in the raffle drawing. And there is some amazing stuff thanks to Moe's BBQ, Ski Haus, War Horse, Snow Country Nursery, Boomerang, Sweetwood Smokehouse, Power with Penny, Gear Space and more.  Thank you to our amazing Steamboat community!!!

An email will be sent to all participants later in the day.  Thank you all for your support! We will see you bright and early tomorrow morning. 


Course Description - The Hahns Peak Vertical (Ascent/Descent) is an 8 mile out and back trail run that starts at the Quarry Lot (FS550 + HWY 129) north of Hahns Peak Village, CO. The EPIC course runs 4 miles up to the top of Hahns Peak and the fire lookout tower built in 1912. The final push to the summit is dominated by a talus slope. Racers will turnaround at the tower, following the trail 4 miles back down to the finish line.

Hahn's Peak Vertical (only) - NEW this year is the option to focus just on the vertical ascent and then casually enjoy the summit and shorter descent to the Hahns Peak trail head, where family or friends can pick you up.

Race History - Running this course started with a few hardcore North Routt locals meeting at the beautiful Cabins at Historic Columbine every 4th of July. From there, they would race to the summit and fire outlook of Hahns Peak, once an active volcano with an elevation of 10,839 & 360 degree panoramic views like no other. Now it’s time to share this amazing course with all of you! Proceeds from this race are donated to the Steamboat Springs High School Track & Field and Cross Country programs.

Distances: 8 mile Vertical (Ascent/Descent) or 4 mile Vertical (Ascent) only

Location: Quarry Lot (FS550 + HWY 129) just north and past the Historic Columbine Cabins. 

Date: July 10th, 2021, Start time 9:00am

Registration - Online registration will close at 6pm MDT on July 9th. Race Day registration will be available from 8:00am-8:45am for an additional $10 race fee (no t-shirt guaranteed with race day registrations).

Pricing - $40 for Adults, $25 for Youth 10-17 years (discount is applied during registration)

Race Swag - Race T-shirt guaranteed for runners who pre-register by midnight July 1st. After that date, t-shirts are available on a first come, first serve basis until the t-shirts run out. 

Professional Timing: Kandu Timing/Ken Rogers  

Packet pick-up: On race day, starting at 7:45am

Race Day Fuel - There will be water and pre-race snacks available in the start area as well as water and snacks just before the single track trail to the summit of Hahn's Peak and again there on the way down. Please plan to carry a hydration bottle or pack!

Awards and Post Race - Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place overall male and female + 1st, 2nd, 3rd place youth male and female (17 or under) for both races.  Every participant will be automatically entered in our prize raffle, which will follow the awards.  PLEASE NOTE: Vertical only race will be a hand time and will require a bit more time to get results posted and awards handed out. 

Race questions - Please contact Lisa Renee Tumminello at or 720-339-6924. 



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The Quarry Parking Lot is about 1/2 mile past the Columbine Cabins, on the right side of 129.

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