Miles: 12.69 (mile 14.4 through mile 27.1)
Elevation Start: 9,800
Character: Aggressive technical singletrack, many short difficult climbs and technical descents.
This section is an example of what makes the character of the Vapor Trail 125-a nice long section of the world-famous Colorado Trail. This section is a rugged, remote, beautiful, complex, and difficult trail. The trail is difficult in daylight. You’ll be racing on it in the dark, using lights. If you run tires smaller than 2.1″, plan on having real difficulty with this section.
The Vapor Trail 125 presents its racers a diverse menu of challenges. The Blanks Cabin to Aid Station #1 section of the Vapor Trail will let you know that the day has started, and it will let you know that the day will be filled with challenge.
The 1st Vapor Trail Aid Station will be on Chaffee County Road 290 just west of where the Colorado Trail intersects it.