Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
5
(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
4
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
5
SWAG
5
Dead Horse was created to feature the Magnificent Seven Trails off Gemini Bridges. The course will challenge you with technical slickrock and sandy washes and has great views of Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains and the Moab Valley.
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    bioprofsd FIRST-TIMER '18

    This course meanders by beautiful and strange sandstone formations, red canyons, and natural bridges off of the Gemini Bridges Road about 10 miles North of Moab, UT. The first 4.5 … MORE

    This course meanders by beautiful and strange sandstone formations, red canyons, and natural bridges off of the Gemini Bridges Road about 10 miles North of Moab, UT. The first 4.5 miles is along a rough jeep road that gives the large field a chance to spread out before hitting the slick rock and sandy trails. Once you hit the single track trails, the first half of the course is a gradual uphill and then is mainly uphill in the second half. The red sandstone, greasewood, Mormon tea (Ephedra sp.), juniper, and pinyon pine give the course an ageless appearance. I didn’t see much in the way of big game animals, but there was a sign near the start that stated that the area was a desert bighorn sheep lambing area. I saw a couple of bushy-tailed woodrat nests along some of the undercut sandstone cliffs, and ravens could be heard making their “kraak” calls along the trail, along with some small, blue birds about the size of a lazuli bunting. The weather was mostly sunny with a low of about 24 degrees and a high of about 60, which made for a difficult decision on what to wear. I decided on a pair of tights, long-sleeved technical shirt, and an ultralight jacket which I took off after I got to the first aid station. Speaking of aid stations, they had almost anything you would want, including peanut butter and honey wraps, quesadillas, pierogies, pancakes, and the ubiquitous boiled potatoes. The swag included a nicely designed short-sleeved t-shirt, Boco hat, and a nice finisher’s medal. This was a challenging course for me as I wasn’t used to running on rocks with all the attendant hopping from one ledge to another, but there were no steep climbs either. Many of the hills were gradual enough that you could run them, but don’t forget to take the time to stop and take in the views as they are spectacular. I skipped a short detour off of the official course to a point where you could see the Gemini Bridge, and regretted it later as the pictures that I saw later were spectacular. It was all good though as I was able to meet a couple of other runners about the same age as myself for the last 10 miles of the race, and helped pace one of them to a new personal record.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5
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    JasonHenry FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was an awesome race. Very scenic run through Moab's countryside. Great swag was surprised to get a hat as well as the shirt. Thinking about upgrading and running the … MORE

    This was an awesome race. Very scenic run through Moab’s countryside. Great swag was surprised to get a hat as well as the shirt. Thinking about upgrading and running the 50 miler next year! Love going to Moab and would love to run this one again!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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