Bull of the Woods Trail run is a 10mi, half marathon, and marathon high altitude trail race that is designed to maximize your trail running experience on a primarily singletrack course through alpine forests, meadows, and overlooks that will bring out your inner joy and keep you smiling all the way home. This is high-altitude mountain running at its best, starting at 9300 ft with ascents to 11,000 ft (10-mile course), plus 12,163 ft Fraser Peak (half marathon/marathon course) on the Northside Trails - a private recreational system, and finally 12,481 ft Kachina Peak (Marathon). Your senses will be on overdrive as you take in views of the Wheeler Peak Wilderness, La Cal Basin, Lobo Peak, Gold Hill and the Queen herself, Wheeler Peak. For the inaugural Kachina Peak Marathon course, a 'sky'-style high-alpine course, you will start on the half-marathon course and then cross over to the Taos Ski Valley Ski Resort to climb, at times 'hands-on-knees' to the spectacular 12,481 ft Kachina Peak! Here, take a minute to gaze the entire Wheeler Peak Wilderness "Cirque" encompassing 7 peaks over 12,000+ ft. Your fun will be maxed out with over 7,000 feet of climbing - and what goes up, must come down! Start your rowdy ridge descent down Highline and West-Basin Ridges, made popular during the winter season. When you finish, you'll have the satisfaction of having enjoyed the best trails and views of Northern New Mexico, now the after-party begins!
- 10 mi, Half Marathon & Marathon Distances
- Scenic Single Track Course
- High-Altitude Mountain Trail Race