About Bears Ears Ultra
Introducing Golden Bears Ears Ultra, the autumn edition of one of the most beautiful courses on the Mad Moose schedule! This 55K, 30K event is hosted in the quiet Abajo Mountains, overlooking Canyonlands National Park and the Bears Ears National Monument. You can even catch views of Monument Valley and the Bears Ears Buttes! Topping out at almost 11000 ft, runners will have wide open views of Southeastern Utah’s canyon country. The course travels through aspen groves on smooth singletrack for sometime, but also contains some very technical trails to keep things interesting. The aspen groves in fall will be spectacular!
Elevation Gain: 55K- 8,000ft, 30K- 3,500ft
Highest Point 10530 ft
Lowest Point 8242 ft
Highest Point 10501 ft
Lowest Point 8224 ft
Cupless Aid Station Information
That's right! We have gone cupless!
What does that mean?
Hands free water dispensers will be located at the start/finish line and 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.
Click here for Aid Station and Cut Off Information
Friday, September 16, 2022
4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Check in and Packet Pick-Up
Location: Start Line
Monticello, UT 84535
Race Day Packet Pick-up:
Saturday, Septemeber 17, 2022
Starting at 6:15 a.m.
Check-in and Packet Pickup at the starting line
*You will need to have a photo ID in order to receive your packet and timing chip. This includes race morning packet pick-up. We encourage you to pick up your packet prior to race day morning to eliminate issues on the morning of the race.
Directions to Start/Finish Line
The start/finish line is located on Forest Rd. 5419. Monticello, UT 84535. See Google Map below.
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. In 7.1 miles, go slight right onto Spring Creek (at Monticello Rd.). In 1 mile, head slight left onto Forest Rd. 5419. In 1 mile, you will reach the start/finish line parking area.
IMPORTANT: If you arrive after 7, please drive slow for the safety of the runners. This section of the road is also a part of the course.
Once entering the lot, we ask that cars do not exit again until all runners have cleared the road. Keeping cars to a minimum along this stretch keeps our runners safe!
No camping at the start/finish line.
Race Morning Schedule
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Check-in, packet pickup, and drop bag collection will be located at the start line area.
7 a.m. - 55K Start
8 a.m. - 30K Start
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.
All runners will receive a custom Hydrapak reusable cup, a custom short sleeved race shirt, custom BOCO Gear Technical Trucker Hat, and a finishers' medal.
For information about pricing, race rules, refund policy, or runner requirements, check out our FAQ page.