The Pony Express Gravel Grinder

Press Release

The PX 160  is made up of 96% gravel county roads and 4% blacktop county roads that wind throughout northwest Las Animas and southern Huerfano County. Each distance has only 6 miles of blacktop. Unlike Leadville Trail 100 or Rocky Mountain Endurance series, each event contains mostly new terrain.  On the 160 mile course only 20 miles is repeated, the remaining 140 miles is new terrain. Consisting  of rolling foothills, forests and open plains with stunning views of Fisher Peak. At no point do you ride or event cross a state highway. 70% of the course is in tree sheltered or canyon areas that are less susceptible to wind. So it’s unlikely you’ll face the winds of Dirty Kanza.

Roads are open to public vehicle traffic as well as cattle (open range). Much of the course travels thru historic mining areas. Elevations range from 6,000 feet to 8,800 feet. Typical temps range from 50 degrees at start to 75 degrees mid day. Put away those heavy Dirty Kanza tires. These roads are fine gravel, so lighter tires can be run.  If you hate competing with cars and love riding quiet gravel roads, then this is your event. This course will not disappoint! All participants must have a GPS, as the course is unmarked.


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