Starting at Memorial Springs Park in Manitou Springs, this route is an out-and-back through the Garden of the Gods.
This 10 mile route is host to one of the most competitive 10-mile races in the state of Colorado. Each June runners from across the state come to test themselves on this challenging 10 mile course. You’ll spend the first mile running along Fountain Creek, before heading north of Garden Drive, and into the park. The route winds through the giant red rock formations that have been there for several millions of years. You’ll reach the highest point of the run just before halfway, where the course turns south on the curve of Juniper Way Loop near the most northern tip of the park. From here, it’s mostly downhill all the way back to the start. The route twists and turns back through the park, as you’ll retrace your steps the final 1.4 miles.