The 100-mile out-and-back course, split into 3 stages, in the midst of the Colorado Rockies. Low point of 9,200 feet is located at the Twin Lakes dam. The high point is Columbine Mine, at 12,424 feet. The majority of course is on mountain two-track fire roads. A sub 12-hour finish time is required to be considered an official Stage Race Finisher.
Stage 1 — 40 miles
Start at the Lake County Rodeo Grounds and finish at Twin Lakes Dam.
Stage 2 — 20 miles
Start and finish at Twin Lakes Dam while climbing/descending Columbine.
Stage 3 — 40 miles
Start at Twin Lakes Dam and finish at the Lake County Rodeo Grounds.
Distances subject to change.
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Please note: Due to safety restrictions on the course wheelchair participation is not permitted.
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Stage 1: Carter Summit aid station at mile 10 and Pipeline aid station at mile 28.
Stage 2: Columbine aid station at mile 8.
Stage 3: Pipeline aid station at mile 13.5 and Carter Summit aid station at mile 32.
On Day 1, the Leadville Stage Race starts at the Lake County Rodeo Grounds, which has plenty of parking available. The Stage 1 finish is located 20 miles south of Leadville at Twin Lakes Dam. Stage 2 begins and ends at the same location, Twin Lakes Dam. Athletes are responsible for their own transportation out to Twin Lakes Dam for Stage 2. Stage 3 begins at Twin Lakes Dam and finishes at the Lake County Rodeo Grounds.
Shuttle service is available from Twin Lakes Dam back to the Lake County Rodeo Grounds on Day 1 and from the Lake County Rodeo Grounds out to Twin Lakes Dam on Day 3. The optional two-day shuttle cost is $10 and can be purchased during registration. Please note: No Bikes are allowed on the shuttles, overnight security is provided at Twin Lakes Dam.
All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
This event is held on the San Isabel National Forest under a special use permit.