It's the second year for the National High School Trail Championships held out in Salida, Colorado. If you love trail running but haven't found a legit competition to compete against other highschoolers then this race may be for you. There are miles of trails in Salida and meet director Kenny Wilcox has mapped out the perfect course for a championship race.


Elevation of the start and finish comes in at 7,057 feet and the high point of the course will top out at 7,558. The planned route will cover between 5 and 6 miles. There will be ample opportunity for passing during the first 1.85 miles of the route. Racers will begin their NHSTC experience by following a dirt road for approximately .7 mile. This will allow room for the race to spread out before hitting trail.