April 17

Rocky Mountain Trifecta


The Rocky Mountain Trifecta is comprised of 3 different activities meant to give you a well-rounded taste of the park. You must complete all 3 in order to complete the Trifecta. Take your picture at each of the 3 with your bib and finisher medal and send them to us 72 hours after finishing the race and we’ll give you 20% OFF next year’s race entry!

The Trifecta is meant to be challenging, but less strenuous than the Chasm or Continental Divide Club.

4472458138_e724b0fb4f_o[nzs_heading heading=”6″] Bear Lake [/nzs_heading]Bear Lake is beautiful, and incredibly easy to get to. You drive to the Bear Lake parking lot and it is a 1/4 mile to a beautiful view of the lake and Hallett Peak. The hike around the lake is beautiful and easily can be done with children. Those attempting the Hallett Peak hike will start at Bear Lake.


[nzs_heading heading=”6″] Alberta Falls [/nzs_heading] This is a beautiful, must-see waterfall inside the park. The hike to Alberta Falls begins from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead on Bear Lake Road, located almost 8 miles from the turn-off at Highway 36. Due to the extreme popularity of the Bear Lake Road area, you may want to consider using the free park shuttle to reach the trailhead during the peak tourist season.


[nzs_heading heading=”6″] Trail Ridge Road [/nzs_heading] Trail Ridge Rd is an incredible byway that goes from Estes Park to Grand Lake, crosses the continental divide, climbs above the tree line, and offers incredible views. Our challenge to you is to drive to the top of Trail Ridge Rd and to make the short hike to the tallest peak.

It’s a big deal to us that our runners spend time in the park, which is why we’ve created hike and trifecta challenges for each of our races. Will you be completing the Rocky Mountain Trifecta?


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