29th Annual, Saturday April 28, 2018 – 5:00 a.m.
Note course change for 2018 due to Highline Fire
Regarded as the toughest, roughest and most beautiful 50 mile trail runs in the country. It runs along the Highline trail near Christopher Creek, Arizona, starting and finishing atop the Mogollon Rim.
The Highline Trail dates back more than 100 years to the 1870’s, when trails were built below the Mogollon Rim in Central Arizona to connect the homesteads to early settlers and pioneers. The beauty of the area is overwhelming. The four miles just east of Christopher Creek are thought by many to be the most beautiful section of this scenic trail.
The trail, which lies entirely in the Tonto National Forest and runs from just south of Pine, AZ to several miles east of the town of Christopher Creek, was designated a National Recreation Trail in 1979. The Forest Service and many volunteers including several runners have worked countless hours over the years to restore, maintain, clear and mark this scenic and historic trail.