Roads Less Traveled Relays is thrilled to announce the Flaming Foliage Relay and the return of Georgia Pass to the Colorado relay race scene. This 160-mile relay is from Idaho Springs to Buena Vista and crosses 3 mountain passes.
The first half of the FFR will follow Outward Bound's original route - starting in Idaho Springs, going to Georgetown, and the epic Leg 4 and 5 climbs up to Guanella Pass. The construction on Guanella Pass has been completed, so the issues that caused the pass to close in the past have been fixed. After the descent, lucky runners will start the single track portion on Burning Bush Trail, highlighted by the classic Leg 11 over Georgia Pass to Breckenridge. Many teams had to draw straws to select who would run this leg. Next, runners will run on the bike paths through Frisco to Copper Mountain. But here, the route will deviate from the original as runners will go over their third pass, Fremont Pass, to Leadville. Just imagine how bright the stars will be due to the absence of light pollution! After a loop around Turquoise Lake and back to Leadville, runners will work their way down the Arkansas River Valley and finish at River Park in Buena Vista.