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Bears Ears Ultra
30k, 50k, and 50 Mile
June 22
, 2024
Monticello, UT

About Bears Ears Ultra

Bears Ears Ultra is 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! Off in the distance is Dead Horse Point State Park, Six Shooter Peaks, Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area, and the La Sal Mountains. Beginning the race in the early morning quiet, runners are greeted to sunrise over Canyonlands National Park.  Once climbing up the single track of Robertson Pasture Trail, runners see as far as Colorado's San Juan Mountains. Topping out at almost 11,000 ft., runners have wide open views of Southeastern Utah’s canyon country, too! In addition to the amazing views, runners get to run on some of the most remote singletrack trails in Utah! 

Bears Ears Ultra Race Guide

See the 2024 Race Guide

Course Information

Bears Ears Ultra 50 Mile Course Map

Bears Ears Ultra 50 Mile Interactive Map

Bears Ears Ultra 50 Mile GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point   7600'

  • Highest Point  10727'

  • Elevation Gain 10400'

  • Elevation Loss 10404'

Bears Ears Ultra 50k Course Map

Bears Ears Ultra 50K Interactive Map

Bears Ears Ultra 50K GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point   8211'

  • Highest Point  10525'
  • Elevation Gain 6854'
  • Elevation Loss 6854'

Bears Ears Ultra 30k Course Map

Bears Ears Ultra 30K Interactive Map

Bears Ears Ultra 30K GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point   8209'

  • Highest Point  10524'
  • Elevation Gain 3215'
  • Elevation Loss 3215'

Aid Station Mileage, Cutoff Times, and Course Limit Information

Cupless Aid Station Information

That's right! We have gone cupless!

What does that mean?

  • Bring your own re-useable cup (Mad Moose Hydrapak cups are available for purchase during packet pick-up)

  • 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.

Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, June  21, 2024

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 22, 2024

4:30 a.m.- 6:45 a.m. 

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 (Click for Google Map):

37.91956, -109.47558

The start/finish line is located on Forest Rd. 5419. Monticello, UT 84535.

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

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


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.


The FAQ Page contains  information about:


-Race Rules

-Distance Changes

-Cancelation, transfer, and no refund policy

-Other Runner Requirements​


Find the results hosted on UltraSignup!

Volunteer with Mad Moose

Join the Mad Moose Herd and make a difference in the running community by volunteering at one of our upcoming events. It's always a fun time! 


As a volunteer you'll have the chance to support runners. As a thank you for your time and effort, we offer credits toward free race entries of your choice. (Friends and Family - You can earn race credits for your runner to use toward their next Mad Moose Event!)

Whether you're a seasoned runner or just love being a part of the action, we have volunteer opportunities for everyone.

Some of our aid stations require 4 x 4 access in remote areas. We are always in need of volunteers to drive to far out aid stations and transport some gear. If you enjoy driving to beautiful places, come help us out. 

Click here to discover how you can contribute and be a part of creating remarkable experiences for runners.

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