Parking & Directions

We hope for close-to-normal conditions on race day, as related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Current race information reflects a normal year.  Details may change as race day approaches, and any changes will be communicated to registered runners well in advance.  For reference, here are the 2020 COVID Safety Protocols.

There will be parking at the Gould Community Center start/finish area for all participants but carpooling is strongly encouraged. The Gould Community Center is located a half mile east of the State Forest State Park Moose Visitor Center on the south side of Highway 14.

Our course map showing the start/finish location is online here.

State Forest State Park information is online here.

Please view crew instructions for details on in-race parking/crewing/spectating.

Carpooling

Email us at racedirector@gnarrunners.com. If we have enough interest in carpooling from certain campgrounds, we will help facilitate a schedule, meeting location, and additional volunteer shuttles.

Crew Drop Off: If your crew/family will be dropping you off on race morning and does not need to park for the duration of the race, please have them drop you off at the Community Center Entrance and then park at the Visitor Center .5 miles to the West. There is a short connector trail to walk over to the start from the Visitor Center.
**No Parking Anywhere on Highway 14**

Driving Directions

From Boulder/Denver (2:30 – 3:00 hours): The Never Summer 100km stages out of Gould, CO, just west of Cameron Pass. Traffic coming from the Denver/Boulder area should take I-25 north to exit 269B (Hwy14/Mulberry Rd) and follow 14/287 until 14 splits west into the Poudre Canyon, a few miles north of Fort Collins. Once in the canyon, it as an approximately 65 mile drive west to Cameron Pass on winding road following the beautiful Wild and Scenic Poudre River. The Gould Community Center is five or six miles past the Pass on the left. Please note that the last 24-hour gas station is at the junction of Highways 287 and 14. There is gas at the two stores in the small town of Rustic about half way up the canyon, but these are only open until 7pm

From Steamboat (1:15 – 1:30 hours): Take Hwy 40 & 14 to Walden, then continue on 14 east for another 20 miles to Gould. 

From Fort Collins (1:30 – 1:45 hours): Head west on Hwy 14 up the Poudre Canyon. Once in the canyon, it as an approximately 65 mile drive west to Cameron Pass on winding road following the beautiful Wild and Scenic Poudre River. The Gould Community Center is five or six miles past the Pass on the left. See bolded note in Denver directions about gas stations.  

From Laramie/Cheyenne (1:30): Head south towards Jelm on WY 230 and either follow it to Walden and drive east on 14 to Gould, or veer left to Jelm on WY 10/CO 103 (Laramie River Rd) to Hwy 14. Head west to Cameron Pass on Hwy 14; Gould will be 5 or 6 miles past the pass.

Gas and Food

The closest gas station is located in Walden approximately 25-30 minutes west of Gould. Remember to fill up before leaving Fort Collins. There is gas available in Rustic at two small country stores on the way up the canyon but the pumps close at 7pm.

There are 2 small convenience stores 2mi & 4mi North of Race HQ at the Cabins Gift Shop and Never Summer Nordic, both close no later than 8p. There is also a small grocery store and a couple small restaurants in Walden.

Share