Please review the Sierra Vista Trail Runs Manual prior to registering and running
The Trail Map can be seen here:
The race takes place 99% desert, single track trail! All races will begin at the northern terminus (Sierra Norte trailhead) of the Sierra Vista Trail. This is located off of Dripping Springs Road. All distances are out and back routes and actual mileages are approximate.
The 50k is an out and back from Sierra Norte trailhead to the Vado trailhead
The 30k is out and back from Sierra Norte trailhead to Pena Blanca trailhead
The 10k is two out and back sections. The first out and back section is from the Sierra Norte trailhead up the gravel road to Dripping Springs Road. The second section is from the Sierra Norte trailhead to the Talavera/Soledad Canyon RD trailhead.
More trail info at the BLM Site
Stations will be located 2.5-4 miles apart. 1 station for the 10k, 5 for the 30k and 9 for the 50k. See the SVTR manual above for more detailed information.
How to get to the race start:
The Sierra Vista Trail Runs race start will take place at the Sierra Norte trailhead, off of Dripping Springs Road, which is located approximately 8.5 miles east of town from I-25. To get to the race start from I-25 take the University Ave. EXIT and drive east, you will pass the NM Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum on your left as well as Tortugas Mountain aka “A-Mountain” on your right. Continue East along University Ave./ Dripping Springs Rd. This will turn into a gravel road. Continue on the gravel road and turn right at the trailhead sign onto another gravel road. The start/finish is at the end of this road. Please park on the shoulder of Dripping Springs road or in designated parking areas near the start finish. DO NOT park off the roads, in the desert! You will receive a ticket!