Canyonlands Ultra

Canyonlands 100 Mile, 125K, 50 Mile, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 15K

October 28-29, 2023

Moab, Utah

About Canyonlands Ultra 

Canyonlands Ultra starts and finishes at the Behind the Rocks Trail, along the border of the Behind the Rocks Wilderness Study Area. Moab's last hidden gem; its tall standing Navajo Sandstone domes and fins can be seen from many places along the course. From smooth double track to sandy washes to technical doubletrack, Canyonlands Ultra will test you both mentally and physically. After many requests, Mad Moose Events is finally adding a 100 MILER to our schedule! Come enjoy a great running weekend with an awesome community! 

Canyonlands Ultra is part of our Run Moab Series. Check out all of our Moab races and then head to our store to get your very own Run Moab running apparel.

Canyonlands Ultra Course Information

Canyonlands Ultra 15K Course Map

Canyonlands Ultra 15K Interactive Map

Canyonlands Ultra 15K GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point 5226'

  • Highest Point 5725'
  • Elevation Gain 689'
  • Elevation Loss 689'

Canyonlands Ultra Half Marathon Course Map

Canyonlands Ultra Half Marathon Interactive Map

Canyonlands Ultra Half Marathon GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point 5184'

  • Highest Point 5725'

  • Elevation Gain 1119'

  • Elevation Loss 1119'

Canyonlands Ultra Marathon Course Map

Canyonlands Ultra Marathon Interactive Map

Canyonlands Ultra Marathon GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point 4518'

  • Highest Point 5725'

  • Elevation Gain 2608'

  • Elevation Loss 2608'

Canyonlands Ultra 50 Mile Course Map (2 loops)

Canyonlands Ultra 50 Mile Interactive Map

Canyonlands Ultra 50 Mile GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point 4518'

  • Highest Point 5725'

  • Elevation Gain 5220'

  • Elevation Loss 5220'

Canyonlands Ultra 125K Course Map (3 loops)

Canyonlands Ultra 125K Interactive Map

Canyonlands Ultra 125K GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point 4518'

  • Highest Point 5725'

  • Elevation Gain 7828'

  • Elevation Loss 7828'

Canyonlands Ultra 100 Mile Course (4 loops)

Canyonlands Ultra 100 Mile Interactive Map

Canyonlands Ultra 100 Mile GPX File *download file to view

  • Lowest Point 4518'

  • Highest Point 5725'

  • Elevation Gain 10430'

  • Elevation Loss 10430'


Aid Station, Mileage, Cutoff, Pacer, and Crew Information

Cupless Aid Station Information

That's right! We have gone cupless!

What does that mean?

  • Water dispensers will be located at every aid station.

  • Runners can use these to fill bladders, bottles​

  • 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 to be served into.

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

Race Guide

The 2023 Race Guide will be published closer to race day.

Travel Information

Check out the Travel Page for information about lodging and recreation in the Moab area!

Packet Pickup

Date: Friday, October 27, 2023

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Start Line

Behind the Rocks Trail

Race Day Packet Pickup

Saturday, October 28, 2023

5:15 a.m. - 8:45 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

Directions to start:

From the south end of Moab, head south approximately 13 miles. You will head out of town on a single lane road.  As you begin to head up the first steep hill, the road will open up to a passing lane.  Once you get to the top of the hill, the dirt road will be on your right.  The turn is just past mile marker 113.  If you pass the rest area, you have gone too far. Take a right turn, and follow the road approximately 2.5 miles to the start.  You will see the start line on the left hand side.  The dirt road is difficult to spot. The dirt road is technical, but passable. Please allow plenty of time to find the start.  You can reference the map below for more information. If you will driving in or out of the race area, during race time. Please drive slow while on course with the runners. 


There will be parking attendants pointing out parking spots.  If you park in an unacceptable location,  BLM will issue tickets.  Please adhere to parking attendants instructions to avoid tickets and ensure we can continue to work with the BLM for future events hosted by Mad Moose Events.

Note: Crew directions are located in the Race Guide

Camping Information

Canyonlands Ultra has designated camping areas at the start/finish line plus spots along the road.  If you arrive after dark, please be sure to camp in designated camping areas.


  • There are spots for tents and RV/Campers.  The road leading to camp is slow and technical in spots. 

  • We will have toilets available for the campers, beginning Friday. There are plenty of spots to accommodate everyone. No reservations required!

  • Please be sure to camp in designated spots.  If you are not, you may be asked to move.  

  • Please follow directions of parking attendants.

Race Morning Schedule

Saturday, October 28, 2023

5:15 a.m. - Check-in and packet pickup


6:00 a.m. – 100 Miler, 125K, and 50 Mile Race Start (See Race Guide)

7:00 a.m. - Marathon Race Start

8:00 a.m. - Half Marathon Race Start

9:00 a.m. - 15K Race Start Time

10 minutes before each race start - pre-race announcement


Runner Perks

All runners will receive a custom race shirt and finisher's award. 


Need more information about pricing, race rules, refund policy, or runner requirements? Check out our FAQ page!  


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Volunteer with Mad Moose

Do you like helping your fellow runners succeed? Do you want to support your favorite race company? Do you enjoy giving back to this awesome community? Consider volunteering at one of our future events! As if getting to give back to the running community wasn’t enough, we want to show our gratitude by having all volunteers earn 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!)


Click HERE for more details about volunteering with Mad Moose!


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