Hardscrabble Mountain Trail Run 10K and 5K Walk/Run

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Bear Basin Ranch, Westcliffe, CO

This isn't your ‘ordinary’ trail race. You'll get the rare opportunity to run on private, protected land and enjoy a post-race fiesta with beer, live music and a delicious lunch. Bring your family, friends, picnic blankets and chairs to enjoy a day at Bear Basin Ranch.

The Hardscrabble Mountain Trail Run is a production of San Isabel Land Protection Trust. Proceeds benefit our work to protect land, water and wildlife in southern Colorado.

Protected lands do more than provide unsurpassed opportunities for recreation and renewal. They help clean our air, filter our water and provide a home for wildlife. They are integral to our health, happiness and economy. Colorado loses tens of thousands of acres to development each year, so it is more important than ever to protect these special places. Please run with us Saturday, June 2, so that together we can protect the land we love!

Register now!

Registration includes lunch, beer, live music and a great time!


Thanks to our 2017 sponsors!

More sponsors are welcome; click on the Sponsor Today! button.

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Individual & Youth Sponsors

Jeffrey Bivins

Doug & Teresa Cain

Camp Run-A-Muck

Bill & Vicki Donley

Greg Ewing

Tom & Sue Frostman

Wilson & Terri Jarvis

Nita Lynch & Terry Gulliver

CJ & Shelley Hitz

Bill & Becky Mazurek

Freddy McCubbin

Janet McCubbin

Mellon Genetics Archive

Deb & John Mitchell

Pari Morse & Don Mercill

Joe Moll

Kristie Nackord

Susan & Lockett Pitman

Ann & Dwaine Robey

Dianne Whalen

Randy & Sarah Woods

Charles & Judy Ziehr





  • "The Hardscrabble embodies everything a mountainous race should be-there is amazing food/music, even better people and it is all placed in a setting that can't be beat. Additionally, the organizers are sincere in their efforts to support land conservation and to promote youth running. A number of Salida youth benefitted from the youth sponsorship program in 2014 and were able to enjoy the primal feeling of running in the wilderness while being a part of a supportive running community."

    - Kenny Wilcox, Salida, CO