Yellowstone 30k - Park County Environmental Council
This race covers 18 miles of gravel road, USFS dirt and scree jeep roads, and trails directly below Emigrant Peak in Paradise Valley. It climbs from 5,000 feet in Emigrant to 8,000 feet near Emigrant Peak and descends to the finish line at Chico Hot Springs in Pray Montana at 5,250 feet. Starting near the Yellowstone River at the Sage Lodge on Chico Cemetery Road in Emigrant, Montana, you will run past the site of the historic Yellowstone City gold settlement (c. 1864-1866) where some of the first gold seekers came to Montana to find fortune. Continue to Old Chico, and turn right up Emigrant Gulch. This is a dirt/scree jeep road that travels between steep canyon walls and past abandoned mines and has several steep sections. Your feet will get wet running through Emigrant Creek and you will continue up to the turn-around at the aid station near the St. Julian Mine (c. 1906). Pick up your Chico swim nickel at the turnaround, that is how you "get your gold". Descend out of the gulch, turn right at Old Chico road and run down to the finish line at Chico Hot Springs. For more information visit Yellowstone City 30K Facebook page.
Awards and After Party
Afterward, gather for awards, beer, and lunch provided by Chico Hot Springs. There will be trucker hats for everyone and awards for the top 3 male and female finishers, and 1st male and female masters.
This event is looking for volunteers! Please contact Colleen if you are interested!