City Creek Canyon

Add another to the “Rave Runs” list.

I parked my car at the entrance gate to City Creek Canyon, intent on following the winding road uphill through the canyon for as far as I could while still reserving enough leg and lung to be able to make it back down. As I chugged my way uphill, I was passed by a fair number of cyclists (and even passed a few!), but I didn’t see many other runners. After a mile or so, I realized why. Between the constant uphill, and the altitude, it’s one tough run! I made it up 3.5 miles, covering 734 feet of elevation change, before I turned around and headed back downhill.  The second 3.5 mile leg was considerably easier than the first!

I was a geek and mapped out the run when I got back to the hotel.  Here’s a link.

Unlike a past post-worthy run in Florida, there were no alligator warnings on this route. The bulletin board at the entrance gate did suggest keeping an eye out for some other critters, though. 
city-creek-canyon-warnings.jpg

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3 Responses to City Creek Canyon

  1. gomomyourock says:

    makes running the ridge road seem pretty tame, huh?
    no snakes?

  2. Wags Outside says:

    Saw some pretty fierce looking squirrels, but that was about it.

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