Hardrock 100

2018 Fire Update

Photo Credit: Durango Herald

The San Juan National Forest will reopen on Thursday June 21st, 2018 to the public. The Forest has been closed since June 12th, 2018 due to Fire 416.

Despite this exciting news, the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run remains cautiously optimistic. Any final recommendations or decisions relative to any aspect of 2018 Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run, including cancellation, trail work, etc. will be forthcoming as we are still working to evaluate many factors before making any final decisions. As part of the decision-making process, the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run remains in close contact with key officials within both the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the USFS as it relates to the running of the 2018 Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run.

Despite the reopening of the San Juan National Forest the Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run strongly encourages anyone entering the San Juan National Forest to use extreme caution as the Forest remains under Stage 2 fire restrictions. We would encourage everyone involved with the 2018 Hardrock Hundred Endurance Run to regularly monitor the Hardrock social media channels and our website as well as the Incident Information System website to stay as up to date as possible on the situation which remains fluid at this time.

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2018 Runner & Volunteer Manuals

The 2018 Runner and Volunteer Manuals have been released! Get all the key information for your upcoming adventure in the San Juans! All runners are to have read the Runners Manual in its entirety.

Trail Work Update - June 2018

We are now in early June and the snow has virtually disappeared, even in the high mountains. I will be making reconnaissance examinations of certain sectors of the Hardrock route in the next several days to determine what needs to be done on them and where. Right now I can only say that in regard to the Hardrock course our focus will be on the Bear Creek Trail at Ouray, the Bear Creek Trail at Silverton, and probably also on the long stretch between Sherman and Maggie Gulch. I will be able to give more pertinent information, namely where and when to meet for each work day, in my next information email, after I have done the field examinations.

Today, June 5, dawned clear, calm and warm (58F) in Ouray, yesterday's high was 82F. Snow is now non-existent in the valleys and nearly so in the high country. The streams in the Ouray-Silverton region peaked two weeks ago . Although we received some rain two days ago today, the valleys are presently dry and there is no moisture in the forecast for the next week. The drought here in the western San Juans (and in the general Four Corners region) continues. There is a forest fire near US550 between Silverton and Durango which has periodically closed the road. Smoke from this fire has been considerable here in Ouray today, and there is a No Fires order all through the region. In 2002 the Hardrock Hundred was cancelled due to extreme fire danger. The Summer monsoon rains normally begin in late June or early July, hopefully they will arrive on schedule.

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Hardrock 100 At a Glance

100-mile run with 33,050 feet of climb and 33,050 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 66,100 feet with an average elevation of 11,186 feet - low point 7,680 feet (Ouray) and high point 14,048 feet (Handies Peak).

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.