Voted by Colorado Runner as the Best Half Marathon & chosen by Trail Runner Magazine as one of “America’s 14 most scenic races.” The Golden Leaf is one of the most beautiful foot races in the Rockies. This 13.1 mile half marathon climbs 980′ and traverses from Snowmass Village to the heart of Aspen on mountain trails and roads at the height of Colorado’s breathtaking fall colors.
Registration is currently on hold while we await guidance from Pitkin County, Mountain Rescue and the US Forest Service.
***Summer 2020 events are slated to happen in one form or another; however, changes and cancellations may still occur. Snowmass Tourism and its event partners are diligently working to reengineer each event to meet the public health orders as they are announced. Please check back frequently for any changes or updates.***
How To Get Here
The Golden Leaf Half Marathon starts on Fanny Hill located at the end of the Snowmass Mall. The Village Shuttle provides free public transportation throughout Snowmass Village to the Mall. Routes and pick-up locations can be found here.
If you are staying outside of Snowmass Village, RFTA provides free public transportation from Aspen and the Brush Creek Intercept Lot to the Snowmass Mall. Free parking is available at the Brush Creek Intercept Lot and Town Park Station (Rodeo Lot), with free shuttles to the Snowmass Mall. Routes and schedules can be found here.
If you are driving, free parking is available in the Base Village Parking Garage and in the numbered lots on Carriage Way. From the Parking Garage, take the elevator to Base Village and ride the Sky Cab Gondola (known as the Skittles) up to the Snowmass Mall.
Bib Pick-up – You can pick up your bib and complete your registration at the Overlook Room in the Westin Snowmass. The Westin is located at the end of the Snowmass Mall.
Spectating: It is best to watch the race at the start and/or at the end of the race (finish line is at Koch Park in Aspen, additional information can be found on the event website). Should you choose to watch somewhere in between, here is the race course map.