Two Shoes Trek Challenge Virtual 2020

Bear Creek East 10K Course

        Park hours are 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM

        Website: https://communityservices.elpasoco.com/parks-and-recreation/bear-creek-regional-park/

        Strava segment: https://www.strava.com/segments/25231326

        Strava route: https://www.strava.com/routes/2727207680215309478

        This course has hills, creeks, flats, and everything in between with 585 feet of elevation gain. The course loops back on itself so almost all the trails are run in both directions. There is one section of single track.

        This park is located off the corner of 21st Street and W. Rio Grande Road. From 21st street turn east on Rio Grande and take the first right onto Creek Crossing Street. The road makes an S curve at the end of which is a parking lot with a playground, sand volleyball court, and Pavilion 5. If no parking is available in this lot, continue on to the Community Gardens. Please leave at least five open spots at the Gardens for the gardener.

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The Start of the race is near Pavilion 5 where the path goes from the concrete to the gravel of the parking lot, between the two poles.

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1.     Run east through the parking lot and along the road to where the trail crosses Creek Crossing Street. .06 miles.
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2.     Follow the trail across a small wooden foot bridge that crosses Bear Creek. Turn left at .20 miles, near the corner of the Community Garden.A person flying through the air on a dirt road

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3.     Run through the trees along the creek and enjoy the shade. Itís about the best youíll have. The trail bends to the right and goes up a little hill and at mile .45 it meets a main trial through the valley. Go right.
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4.     At mile .67 a trail goes to the right to the parking area for the Community gardens. Go straight.
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5.     At mile .97 a single track goes to the left at a large tree. Take the single track.
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6.     At mile 1.14 the single track joins a trail with several options. Take the hard left down the hill.
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7.     At mile 1.49 a trail goes to the left, go straight.
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8.     At mile 1.66 a trail goes to the right. Go straight.
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9.     At mile 1.83 a trail goes up the hill; go left down to the road.
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10.At mile 1.86 youíll cross a paved road.
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11.At mile 1.92 the trail comes to a T; the left goes to the ETC.; go right.
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12.At mile 2.03 a trail goes downhill to the right. Go straight and uphill.
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13.At mile 2.34 the trail comes to a Y. Take the left fork uphill.
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14.At mile 2.92 a trail goes to the right. Go straight.
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15.At mile 3.49 a trail goes to the left to the Community Gardens parking. Go straight.
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16.At mile 3.73 a trail goes to the left down to the creek. Go straight.
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17.At mile 3.82 the trail comes to a T Take the left turn.
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18.At mile 3.98 the trail goes to the right. Take right turn.
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19.At mile 4.24 the trail comes to a T junction. Take the left turn.
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20.At mile 4.55 a trail goes to the left. Take the left trail.
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21.At mile 4.62 a trail goes to the right. Go straight/left up the curved trail back to the main meadow.
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22.At mile 4.79 a trail goes to the left. Go straight.
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23.At mile 4.95 a trail goes to the right. Go left.
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24.At mile 5.32 the trail comes to a T junction. Go right on the main trail, not the single-track trail.
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25.At mile 5.88 the trail turns left past the Community Gardens parking lot.
Turn left.
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26.At mile 5.92 the trail comes to a T junction. Take the left turn.
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27.At mile 6.12 the trail crosses Creek Crossing Street. Go straight across the street on the trail.
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28.At mile 6.2 you are finished. The finish line is to the north and west of the volleyball court with a utility pole on the right and a large tree a little past the line.
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