Explore Southwest Colorado by Foot

Welcome to Durango, CO – the southern gateway to the big and beautiful San Juan Mountains! Durango is located at 6,500’, but all of our adventures, and home base, will be at 8,000’ or more. For a week, the Colorado Running Ranch will serve as home base, about 20 minutes north of Durango and up against trailheads into the Weminuche Wilderness. In addition to playing in the Weminuche, we’ll explore the Colorado Trail start (or finish, depending on which way you’re going), Engineer Mountain (12,968'), and Handies Peak (14,058’, Hardrock Hundred high point). To end the week, we'll race the dogs at the Kennebec Mountain Run 15 miler in the La Plata Mountains. The final day's priority will be "rest": exploring Durango, hiking Hogsback, tubing down the Animas River, and brewery touring. It will be a week of running adventures you’ll remember for a long time!

Whats included

  • 2 free weeks coaching 
  • Montrail shoe demos
  • Swag bag (Trail Butter, Nuun Hydration, Clifbar) 
  • Discounted entry to Kennebec Mountain Run
  • Running clinics 
  • Guest speakers 
  • Recovery, massage, stretching and yoga! 
  • 6 days and 5 nights of fully supported guided trail runs in the beautiful San Juan Mountains 
  • Lodging at The Colorado Running Ranch 
  • Healthy food (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert) 
  • Sports nutrition (gels, bars, electrolyte & recovery mix) 
  • Recovery day on the Animas River 
  • Transportation to and from Durango-La Plata County Airport 
  • Myke Hermsmeyer professional photography 

2016 Dates

July 25th-30th


San Juan Mountains, CO


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John’s Tahoe Ultra Camp was a fantastic way to explore the Tahoe trails, meet some new people, and challenge myself, while getting some great instruction from some of the top talent in ultra running.
— Vicki, San Fransisco, CA

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