Capital Climb

Lake Tahoe , Nevada

Capital Climb
Race Distances


August 4th 06:00 AM 5,500 Ft. Elevation Gain

Course Description This is the 3rd and final run of the Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series that also has over 5000' of climbing with the start/finish located in downtown Carson City, NV. The beginning of this run starts off with a couple miles of pavement before turning into a very steep forest service dirt road at the water tanks above town. While climbing and breathing very heavily, you'll be treated to some spectacular views of the valley east of Lake Tahoe. After about 6.5 miles, the road finally starts to level off and comes to an intersection where runners will turn left, climb some more and then pass through a gate and enter onto Spooner Lake State Park land. From here it is approximately 3.5 miles through an alpine forest before the final steep climb above treeline to Snow Valley Peak at 9218'. Runners then return the same route down quad busting hills to the finish. Not much technical on this route, just some steep WTF hill climbing! Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series The Tahoe Dirt & Vert Series is just that, trail running to summits overlooking Lake Tahoe with lots of vert to get there! The series consists of 3 runs in 3 months. The Genoa Peak Madathon on June 10th is race #1, is 24 miles long, consists of over 6700' of elevation gain, starts in downtown Genoa at 4806' and summits Genoa Peak at 9150'. The second event, Creek2Peak, is July 8th and is approximately 21 miles long with over 5000' of climbing. The start/finish is at Davis Creek Campground and climbs to the summit of Slide Mountain at 9698'. The third and last run of the series is Capital Climb on August 5th and also has over 5000' of climbing. This event starts and finishes downtown Carson City and summits the top of Snow Valley Peak at 9218'. Awards will be given to top 3 overall M&F finishers and age division winners based on a point system through Ultrasignup. More information will be available soon on

Map Info

Map Address: 449 W King St, Carson City, NV 89703, USA
Marker: 23M

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