Come test your endurance with us in beautiful Ophir Canyon, of the Oquirrh Mountains! How many loops can you complete in 8 hours?!? This race will surely earn you many guilt-free leftover Thanksgiving dinners!

The course takes place on the Lion Hill Loop, with an out-and-back to 8,716 ft Porphyry Hill each time!  

Beginning at an elevation of 6,850 ft, the odd laps (clockwise) will take you south up South Fork of Ophir Canyon Rd to 8,000 ft Mercur Overlook; then west up to the beginning of the 8,400 ft Silverado Traverse; next you will climb south another 300 ft up to the summit of Porphyry Hill - enjoy the 360° views of the surrounding 10,000 ft+ Oquirrh Peaks, Rush Valley, and the distant Stansbury, Onaqui, and Sheeprock Mountain Ranges; then head back down to Silverado Traverse, which you will head northwest on; peering down into Ophir Canyon, you will descend Long Trail Gulch, eventually catching sight of the quaint still-occupied mining town of Ophir; briefly head east on Ophir Canyon Rd; then make a brief climb south back to the Start/Finish Area. Even laps will be run in counter-clockwise direction.

Each lap will net you about 2,250 ft of vert, with an approximate distance of 7.8 miles.

Upcoming Races

Nov 26 2022
8 Hours
Multiple Loop Course
5 Elevation Rating
Mountainous, >12,500 feet in 50 miles
3 Surface Rating
Some rocks, root, and/or ruts


Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/26/22 Race Cancelled
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/27/21 3 32 32
Date Finishers Top Result (M) Top Result (F)
11/28/20 12 39.9
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