6528
Elevation Gain (Feet)
2841
Elevation Loss (Feet)

Description

The Crown King Scramble is a point to point uphill 50 kilometer foot race from the shores of Lake Pleasant in the heart of the Sonoran Desert to the town of Crown King in the ponderosa pines of the Bradshaw Mountain Range. The trail traverses through several climate zones that takes you from “spines” to “pines”. The first half of the race is on rolling smooth dirt forest roads and the back half is on rough four wheel drive jeep trail that climbs steeply up into the mountains. You’ll watch Lake Pleasant grow smaller and smaller in the distance as the promise of cooler temperatures drives you forward. The race starts at 1700 feet elevation and tops out at mile 28.7 at 652o feet elevation before a final 600 foot descent into the finish. This is a race that has it all!

Course Detail (Maps)

50 Kilometer | Lower Map | Middle Map | Upper Map | GPX | KML

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Course Turn Sheet

(Int = Intersection)
Start Lake Pleasant Regional Park – Castle Creek Boat Ramp (Elev 1700)
Mile 0.0 – West on Castle Creek Drive
Mile 1.1 – Straight onto Castle Hot Springs Road
Mile 4.1 – Turn right onto Cow Creek Road
Mile 8.5 – COW CREEK AID- On Cow Creek Road
Mile 11.3 – Straight on Cow Creek Rd
Mile 13.2 – Straight on Upper French Creek Rd – (Cow Creek Rd Ends)
Mile 15.3 – FRENCH CREEK AID – Int – Right onto Crown King Tr (Elev 2900)
Mile 19.1 – SILVER MOUNTAIN AID (Elev 4100)
Mile 21.2 – Enter Prescott National Forest – Begin FR711 (Elev 4260)
Mile 22.3 – FORT MISERY AID (Elev 4340)
Mile 25.3 – Int – Go Right on FR192
Mile 27.0 – ORO BELLE AID (Cattleguard above Oro Belle Mine) (Elev 5700)
Mile 28.7 – Summit (Elev 6520)
Mile 29.3 – Int – Right on FR52 (Elev 6330)
Mile 30.4 – Int – Left on FR259 (Crown King Rd) (FR 52 turns right)
Mile 30.9 – Int – Left – Enter Town of Crown King
Mile 31 – Finish (Crown King Saloon) (Elev 5900)

Elevation Profile

CKS Profile 2013
Total feet of climbing: 6,750 feet

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