Rat Race Crater to Canyon 2023

Flagstaff, AZ 00

Cycling > Mountain Biking

Event Description

Traverse the Arizona high desert on foot and mountain bike, linking up some of the absolute icons of the American Southwest on a journey that traces a rough n’ tumble route from the world-famous Meteor Crater at Meteor, AZ to the south rim of the Grand Canyon – and bagging the high point of the state on the way!

Beginning your journey at the rim of the eponymous asteroid crater at Meteor, AZ you will set out on foot with a hot, dusty and super-scenic trail running blitz through Diablo Canyon, before transitioning to bikes for a classic blast along iconic Route 66. Arriving in Flagstaff at the end of day 1, the action turns on day 2 to a serious assault on the amazing AZ Trail, taking you some 22 blistering miles on foot to summit Humphreys Peak. At 12,637 feet this is the high point of the state and is a serious objective in its own right. On day 3 you’re back on the bikes for a big day in the saddle as you bash your way across 70+ off-road miles of the AZ Trail, reaching journey’s end at the magnificent south rim of the Grand Canyon. Along the way, you’ll experience the real magic of the high desert as well as bearing witness to some of its greatest icons, on a route that takes in the famous, the infamous and the down-right surreal of the great state of Arizona.

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