8 Trail Runs Not For The Faint Of Heart

Go further, see more, and get fit.

By: The Outbound Collective
June 1, 2016

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Have you ever been on a hike and wanted to go further and see more, but you just didn’t have the time? You can solve this problem (and steal some fitness while you’re at it) by running rather than hiking. If you’ve got trail running goals for the summer, we’ve got a start for your to-do list:

1. Run Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon

Distance: 45 miles | Elevation gain: 11,000 ft. Photo: Jason Hatfield

2. Run the Bryce Canyon Traverse

Distance: 30.3 miles | Elevation gain: 6,600 ft. Photo: Jason Hatfield

3. Thru-Run the Juan de Fuca Trail

Distance: 29.2 miles | Elevation gain: 8,000 ft. Photo: Rumon Carter

4. Run the 4-Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells, Snowmass Wilderness

Distance: 27.1 miles | Elevation gain: 8,000 ft. Photo: Jason Hatfield

5. Summit Mt. Cokely via the Historic CPR Trail

Distance: 12.4 miles | Elevation gain: 1,000 ft. Photo: Rumon Carter

6. Run the Crag Crest Loop

Distance: 10.4 miles | Elevation gain: 1,500 ft. Photo: Jason Hatfield

7. Running on the Tent Ridge

Distance: 6.3 miles | Elevation gain: 2,706 ft. Photo: Matt Clark

8. Run or Hike Estes Cone

Distance: 7.5 miles | Elevation gain: 2,275 ft. Photo: Jason Hatfield

Cover photo: Jason Hatfield

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph.