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Red Rock Canyon 2023


December 10, 2023


Red Rock Canyon State Park, Red Cliffs area


Classic courses, White through Red

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Starts 10:00am to Noon


Our first local event on the map created for last year's Nationals. This terrain features subtle wash features along with old mining features and desert hills. The terrain is fast running without extensive climb.


Classic courses, White through Red

Map and Course Notes

Newly field-checked ISOM map with 5m contours. Scale may vary by course.

Mapper Notes

Course specs:

White (basic), 1.9 km, 40 m climb, 9 controls

Yellow (intermediate), 3.3 km, 50 m climb, 11 controls

Orange (advanced), 4.5 km, 130 m climb, 11 controls

Brown (short expert), 5.4 km, 165 m climb, 12 controls

Green (expert), 6.9 km, 240 m climb, 13 controls

Red (long expert), 9.2 km, 285 m climb, 18 controls

The dirt road/trail is washed out near where the wash goes under the highway. The edges of the wash there are now high bluffs. The road is marked on the map as out-of-bounds near there. There is no particular reason to go this way, but if you decide you want to, you can connect from the wash up the stream and then climb out easily from there.


The White course includes some non-trail legs. Please be careful when controls are visible that you are visiting them in order. In one place the trail gets washed out, but if you look ahead you can see where it continues lined with rocks. At one point, you will need to climb out of a streambed to get up to a nearby trail.


Yellow has one leg with a taped route to the next control. At another point, you will need to climb out of a streambed to get up to a nearby trail.


The highway is out-of-bounds. Stay in the terrain and do not walk on the shoulder of the road.

Do not cross to the other side of the highway under the highway bridge. None of the courses go there.

Additional Information

The following standard LAOC protocols will be in place at this event:

  • Please pre-register. $10 additional fee per person for on-site registration dependent on map availability.

  • Assigned start blocks. Registration form asks for your start time preference. Your preference is not guaranteed. The earlier you register, the more likely that you get your preferred start.

  • Bring your own water and snacks. No water will be placed on the course. We will have water available at the assembly area.

  • Please take advantage of our online pre-event beginner clinic information. If you need additional training or have questions, let us know when you arrive. On-site training will depend on volunteer availability.

  • Please do not attend if you are sick.

Park dog policy: Dogs allowed only in picnic area, campground, and primitive roads. Dogs not allowed on trails.

Registration and Pricing

Preregistration is now open and will close on Thursday, Dec 7 at midnight.

Registration Form

Registration List

Standard LAOC fees:

  • Adult $13

  • Youth (20 and under) $10

  • Member discount $5

  • Children under 10 free (one free child per paying adult, additional children at the youth rate)

  • estick rental $2 (unless you have your own)

  • $10 per person additional for on-site late registration

Prepayment is encouraged and is the only way to pay with a credit card. The online preregistration system uses Paypal as the payment portal. Only cash or checks are accepted at the event site.

Liability Waiver - Everyone must have a waiver on file. The registration system gives you an opportunity to accept the waiver for yourself or your family members. Minors whose registration is not handled by a parent/guardian must print out the form and bring it with them with a parent/guardian signature.


Red Rock Canyon State Park

Red Cliffs Parking lot, CA-14

Driving north on CA-14, turn right into the Red Cliffs parking area. If you reach the left turn to the Visitor Center and Campground, you passed it.

Google Map to event parking

Link to park website

Race Management
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Event Director: Clare Durand

Course Setter: Clare Durand

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