Wahsatch Steeplechase

Salt Lake City

The Wahsatch Steeplechase course.

Trail Running Severe

Distance
26 km
Ascent
1.2 km
Descent
1.2 km
Duration
4-5 hrs
Low Point
1.4 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
18˚
Wahsatch Steeplechase Map

This is a popular trail running route which is generally considered to be severe. It's remote, it features high exposure and is typically done between March and October. From a low point of 1.4 km to the maximum altitude of 2.4 km, the route covers 26 km, 1163 vertical metres of ascent and 1164 vertical metres of descent.

Description

This is the course for the Wahsatch Steeplechase, a difficult trail race held in Salt Lake City every year in June. There is a sharp ridge at the summit of Black Mountain that requires a scramble move or two. It's not hard, but to some beginners, it feels scary.

Difficulty

Severe

High Exposure

3 out of 4

Some trail sections have exposed ledges or steep ascents/descents where falling could cause serious injury.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

between March and October

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