Bears Ears Ultra
30k, 50k, and 50 Mile
June 25, 2022
Monticello, UT

About Bears Ears Ultra

Introducing Bears Ears Ultra! A 50 mile, 50K, 30K event hosted in the quiet Abajo Mountains of Monticello, Utah.  The course treats runners to views overlooking Canyonlands National Park and the Bears Ears National Monument. You can even catch views of Monument Valley and the Bears Ears Buttes! Sunrise over Canyonlands National Park will greet runners as they start. Look closely, off in the distance is Dead Horse Point State Park, Six Shooter Peaks, Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area, and the La Sal Mountains. Once climbing up the Robertson Pasture Trail, runners can see as far as Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Topping out at almost 11000 ft, runners will have wide open views of Southeastern Utah’s canyon country too! The course travels through aspen groves on smooth singletrack for sometime, but also contains some very technical trails to keep things interesting. 

Course Information

Aid Station Mileage, Cutoff Times, and Course Limit Information

Bears Ears Ultra Race Guide
Cupless Aid Station Information

That's right! We have gone cupless!

What does that mean?

  • Water dispensers will be located at the start/finish line and at every aid station.

  • Runners can use these to fill bladders, bottles​, and reusable cups

  • Gloved volunteers will pour sodas/misc drinks into runners' reusable cups.

  • To further reduce waste at aid stations, runners may bring a small reusable bag or bowl for food.

  • Reusable bowls are optional but a great way to reduce waste.

Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, June  24, 2022

Time: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Location: Veteran's Memorial Park

17 N E (near library)

Monticello, UT 84535

 

Race Day Packet Pick-up:

Saturday, June 25, 2022

4:30 a.m.- 4:50 a.m. - 50 Mile

5:15 a.m. - 5:45 a.m. - 50K

6:15 a.m - 6:45 a.m. - 30K

Check-in and Packet Pickup at the starting line

Information Regarding Packet Pickup Process:

  • You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet.

  • Runners may pick up the goody bag and shirt of a registered runner, who will not be in attendance.

  • Runners may not pick up someone else's bib.  

  • Entries are non-transferable

  • See race guide for all information about packet pickup.

Directions to Start/Finish Line

GPS Coordinates: 37.91956, -109.47558

The start/finish line is located on Forest Rd. 5419. Monticello, UT 84535. GPS Coordinates are 37.91947, -109.47468

See Google Map below for marked locations.

Directions to the start from Monticello: From Main St, head west on W 200 S for .3 miles. Turn Left on Abajo St. In .4 miles, continue onto N Creek Rd. Drive 7.1 miles, then go slight right onto Spring Creek (0105). You will see Monticello Lake and the vault toilet on the corner. On race day, you will see signs directing you. 

 

 In 1 mile, drive straight ahead on RD 5419. Drive 1 mile, where you will reach the start/finish line parking area. See Google Map below.

 

 IMPORTANT: If you arrive after 6 AM, please drive slow on the dirt road.  This section of the road is also a part of the course.

Once entering the lot, cars may not exit again until all runners have cleared the road. We will keep the exit closed for around 20 minutes after the start of each race, keeping cars to a minimum along this stretch keeps our runners safe!

No camping at the start/finish line. 

Race Morning Schedule

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Packet pickup and drop bag collection will be located at the start line area. See FAQ page for specific drop bag requirements.

Race Morning Packet Pickup

4:30 a.m.- 4:50 a.m. - 50 Mile

5:15 a.m. - 5:45 a.m. - 50K

6:15 a.m - 6:45 a.m. - 30K

Check-in and Packet Pickup at the starting line

5:00 a.m. - 50 Mile Start

6:00 a.m. - 50K Start

7:00 a.m. - 30K Start

10 minutes before each race start - pre-race announcement

RUNNERS MUST ATTACH CHIP TO SHOE. NO CHIP ON SHOE = NO TIME

Finish Line Information

The finish line is located in the exact same location as the starting line. No camping at the start/finish line. We will be serving runner approved goodies! We'll also have water, soda, etc available.

Runner Perks

All runners will receive a custom short sleeved race shirt, custom BOCO Gear Technical Trucker, and a finishers' medal.

FAQ

For specific information about:

Race Rules

Our No Refund Policy

Registration Cancellation Directions

Pricing

Other Runner Requirements

See the FAQ Page

Results

Find the results hosted on UltraSignup!

Volunteer with Mad Moose

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