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Largest National trail running listing on the Internet. Information on all things running by serious runners for serious runners including running shoe reviews, races, training plans, mapping tools, forum, and blog. www.SeriousRunning.com Seriousrunning.com was inspired by the experience of an Army Officer who returned home from a deployment to Iraq. He used running to simplify […]

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Hit The Dirt At Green Mountain

Green Mountain Park is an 2000-acre park located on the western edge of Lakewood. It is easily accessed off Alameda Parkway. To get to the Florida Trailhead, take Route 6 to the Union/Simms Exit. Go south on Union and turn right onto Alameda. The trailhead is on the right after about two miles. To get […]

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Hit The Dirt at Devil’s Canyon

Devil’s Canyon loops through a striking and beautiful sandstone canyon. It travels along a creek across the canyon and through juniper trees. An unfinished and deserted cabin can be seen at the halfway point of the loop. Don’t be surprised if you encounter several horses, or even a donkey. The Devil’s Canyon Overlook Trail takes […]

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Hit The Dirt In Waldo Canyon

Waldo Canyon is one of the most popular trails in the region, and for good reason. It has moderate grades, views of both city and mountains, cool dark forest, and (mostly) good running surfaces. Much of the trail faces south, making for reasonable conditions year round. Waldo provides trail connections to the Ute Pass Trail, […]

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Hit The Dirt On The Eagle Trail

Runner’s can spend years exploring Boulder’s maze of trails, from cruising the paths at Chautauqua Park to climbing the rocky edges of Mt. Sanitas. But a local trail favorite remains the Eagle and Sage trails, which sit to the north of the city near the Boulder Valley Ranch. The trailhead is easily accessible and offers […]

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Hit The Dirt On The Greenland Trail

The majestic views of Pikes Peak are mesmerizing and with trains zipping by to the west, the trail transports you to a simpler time. If you’re lucky, you’ll see elk, mule deer, coyotes, squirrels and a variety of birds. Greenland was once a bustling village and shipping point. The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad were […]

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Hit The Dirt At Deer Creek Canyon

Deer Creek Canyon Park had its beginnings as a campground for wandering bands of Ute and Arapahoe. The 1,881-acre Open Space park was first homesteaded in 1872 by a man from Plymouth, England, John Williamson. Back then, Deer Creek’s rolling hills and fertile fields attracted both farmers and miners. John Williamson’s famed Glen Plym Ranch, […]

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Trail Running in Durango

Durango is a trail runner’s paradise. Located in the high mountain desert in the Four Corners Region near the common corner boundary of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Arizona, Durango residents see the sun shine about 330 days a year. On the few days when running might be problematic, there is probably fresh snow on […]

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Hit The Dirt On The Barr Trail

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Pikes Peak Marathon, I’m writing about the Barr Trail. This lung-burning trail travels from a parking lot in Manitou Springs, which is located just west of Colorado Springs, at 6,650 feet. The U.S. Forest Service trail winds up the east face of Pikes Peak in the Pike […]

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Hit The Dirt At Mt. Falcon

“OK everyone, we will start the time trial in intervals,” announces Adam Feerst of the Denver Trail Runners. “The slower runners will go off first and the fastest runner will go last.” Unlucky for me, I happen to be the fastest runner today. Great, I get to chase everyone. But, this is Mt. Falcon, so […]

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Hit The Dirt On The Mesa Trail

Writing about the Mesa Trail is like discussing brushing your teeth… it’s really important, but no one ever talks about it, because everybody has to do it. Christmas Eve, 1999. The streets are deserted, the snow is softly falling, and the night is dark and still… a perfect time for a run. I drive up […]

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Herman’s Gulch

I woke up on Sunday morning in late July and finally decided it was time to hit the high country for altitude training. With most of my training partners getting ready for the Leadville Trail 100, I knew it would be easy to drag a few of them along with me. But, with all of […]

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Hit The Dirt At The Paint Mines

A run through the Paint Mines is a journey in time. Archaeologists claim that prehistoric people began living on the rolling prairie at the Paint Mines 9,000 years ago. Native Americans are known to have taken the colorful clays to produce pottery and ceremonial paint. The park is off the beaten path, but the views […]

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Hit The Dirt at Red Rocks Park

Each morning with the sun’s first bright rays, legion’s of the fit faithful march up and down the steps at the Red Rock Amphitheater. The heart-pounding, gut-wrenching routine can leave the toughest athlete gasping for air. I have tried this vigorous workout on several occasions. Up the steps, one, two, three, twenty, thirty, forty… The […]

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Hit The Dirt at Mt. Sanitas

I first conquered Mt. Sanitas when I was training for the Pikes Peak Marathon in 2003. I had heard from a friend of a friend that it was a great hill workout and that it was quick and easy to get to. I attacked the run with vigor, but the calf-grinding workout was more difficult […]

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Hit The Dirt at Apex Park

Nestled in the hills above Golden, Apex Park offers an easily- accessible retreat for metro area trail runners and mountain bikers. The park includes approximately 10 miles of trails over hilly terrain and rocky single track. The city of Golden reports that wildlife in the area can include elk, deer, black bear, coyote, fox, rattlesnake, […]

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Hit The Dirt on the Blue Sky Trail

Nestled in the foothills west of Fort Collins is Horsetooth Mountain Park. Horsetooth Rock, a famous landmark visible from I-25, is the high point of this park. According to Native American legend, this rock is what remains of the heart of the Great Red Warrior slain by the Great Black Warrior in a ferocious battle. […]

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