The Area/Camping


Camping fees are included with race registration for Friday and Saturday nights on a first-come-first serve basis.  The campground has limited space – please limit one vehicle per racer.  Solo riders will be given priority for lower camp sites along the race route (2,3,&4 plus the overflow parking lot).  Be prepared to make friends – campsites will be shared! All RV’s and trailers will be parked along the south side of the main entrance road just southeast of the race course (see image below).    The Penitente Canyon campground does not have any water options – there is a well house located along CR 38A near the entrance to the canyon, but we suggest bringing plenty of H2O to your campsite.  Campsite check-In will be available beginning at 9:00am on Friday, October 12th.  Below is a map of the camping area, and maps will also be available upon check-in.


For a higher resolution map, click here to download.

Surrounding Area: San Luis Valley

The San Luis Valley is rich in weird, wild and wonderful history. Make a full vacation of this weekend and visit some of our favorites spots.

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Kristi Mountain Sports (two locations valley wide)

The Windsor Hotel (for lodging, dining and good people)

Russell Lakes (one of the many lands the BLM manages beautifully)

Towns of Del Norte and Saguache (historic, significant, happy, simple)