First off, RUFA is not for the faint of heart!  Completing one or more “laps” is extremely difficult, which is a tribute to the challenge of solving the winter pollution problem

Each “lap” starts and finishes in the group campsite in Church Fork.  From the start line (5,780′ elevation) the route climbs 2.9 miles up the Church Fork trail  up to the summit of Grandeur Peak at 8,299′.  Total elevation gain is 2’560.  A check-point and small aid-station with basic food items and water will exist directly on the summit.  Runners turn around and re-trace their steps back to Church Fork to finish their lap.

Greater detail can be seen by clicking the map below: