GRAND CIRCLE TRAILFEST
A 3-day festival celebrating nature, trail running, music, food, and friendship.
Share the love of trail running, a passion for the outdoors, and an appreciation for the shared experience. Run, race, explore and enjoy Southern Utah.
Day 1: Bryce Canyon (13 miles)
Nowhere is the force of erosion more tangible than at Bryce Canyon.
Its wilderness of phantom-like rock spires attracts nearly 2 million visitors every year.
You’ll see all the beauty but avoid the crowds as you run on remote trails through the magical hoodoos unique to the Paunsaugunt Plateau.
Day 2: Zion (12 miles)
The towering sandstone walls and deep slot canyons of Zion National Park are unique to anywhere else on earth and attract 3 million visitors a year.
You’ll run remote trails along the edge of a mesa, offering you commanding views of the majestic sandstone towers that make Zion famous.
Day 3: Horseshoe Bend (11 miles)
This course runs through the incredible Waterholes slot canyon and then along the beautiful Horseshoe Bend where the Colorado River pours out of Lake Powell then continues on to carve the Grand Canyon!
This course may be the most scenic and unique of the three.
Each morning, you’ll run a gorgeous timed race on one of the world’s most uniquely beautiful trail courses.
You’ll earn a finisher award for each daily race and compete for an overall placement award!
After the race, spend the day exploring the parks, hiking local trails, and getting to know the local sights and sounds. Absorb nature!
After a day on the trails, sit back, and enjoy deserved rest, delicious food, expert presenters and motivational speakers, live bands, bonfires, a trail running film festival, yoga clinics, gear demonstrations, and more!
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