Guidebook

Dead Horse Ultra Trail Race by Mad Moose Events

Utah’s stunning desert trail running challenge.

Description

Begin running with the rise of the sun over the Moab desert, passing by the famous red rock formations that sit below the snow-capped La Sal mountains. The scenery that Dead Horse Ultra trail running race takes you through is spectacular from start to finish. The route features the Magnificent Seven Trails off of Gemini Bridges and brings you past Arches National Park, the La Sal Mountains, and Moab Valley. So it’s no wonder that Dead Horse Ultra won the “Best Destination Race” for the Mountain West Region.

The course also has various physical challenges, taking you across both technical slickrock and sandy washes. There are three route lengths to choose from: 30k, 50k and 50 mile. As well as increased distance, the routes differ in elevation gain: 30k-2000ft, 50k-3000ft, 50mi-4500ft.

To top it off, you can look forward to Mad Moose Enchiladas and other runner’s goodies at the finish line!

For a comprehensive race guide go to:
https://www.madmooseevents.com/dead-horse-ultra

Dead Horse Ultra 50 Mile
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Dead Horse Ultra 50 Mile

Moab
77.0 km
1,334 m
1,334 m
The 50 Mile course for the Dead Horse Ultra, one of Moab's most coveted trail races.
Difficult
Private
Dead Horse Ultra 50k
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Dead Horse Ultra 50k

Moab
46.0 km
800 m
800 m
The 50k route of the Dead Horse Ultra, one of Moab's most coveted races with additional 30k and 50 mile options.
Moderate
Private
Dead Horse Ultra 30k
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Dead Horse Ultra 30k

Moab
27.7 km
503 m
503 m
One of Moab's highly-renowned trail races offering 30k, 50k, and 50 mile options.
Moderate
Private