The Deadman Peaks Trail Run is a deceptively hard and surprisingly beautiful high desert race near Cuba, NM. The course is on the Continental Divide Trail through the Rio Puerco Valley. The race is mostly single track with some jeep trails and has it all from sand to rocks and slick rock through rolling terrain with a few interesting hills between 6,350 and 7,400 ft. The area is very desolate, but uniquely beautiful going through Pinon Forest to Hoodoo’s. There are expansive views of the high desert, badlands, mesas, mountains, and some very unique volcanic plugs, like Cabezon Peak.
For 2019 we will have a 53 mile ultramarathon, a 26.5 mile marathon, and a 18 mile run. All events are entirely on the Continental Divide Trail south of Cuba, NM.
Proceeds will benefit the Nacimiento Community Foundation in helping youth’s pursue an active and healthy lifestyle.
Deadman Peaks Trail Run
- From Cuba, NM head south on 550 to HWY 197. Turn west on 197 and follow the road for 4 miles. Watch for signs. Turn left at the sign (south) onto a dirt road. Race volunteers will direct you where to park.
- 50-miler, $90 ($120 after Sept. 30)Marathon, $80 ($110 after Sept. 30)30K, $65 ($80 after Sept. 30)Registration closes Thu, Oct 31 @ 11:59PMThere are no refunds. Check with the Race Director for special circumstances.