2022 Course Information

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Thank you for your patience as we identified four courses that meet the standards of The APEX and represent a good mix of technical trails, satisfying climbs and thrilling singletrack descents. As you may know, course-planning for a multi-day, marathon MTB event involves work with multiple agencies to secure the necessary permits. To offer riders 100+ miles of trails over the 4-day event, we are required to permit the four courses we will use in September, in addition to backup courses - just in case we lose a course due to an emergency. The process of identifying, planning and permitting takes time and requires coordination with several agencies and landowners. We are very fortunate to work with a course committee that provides guidance and input as move through this process, and we appreciate their help in selecting our courses for 2022. All information here will be tentative until all permits are in place.


Stage 1: Prologue in Palmer Park

presented by The Warner Group

11.5 Miles + 927 Feet of climbing

Yes, back by popular demand is our time trial in Palmer Park - one of Colorado Springs’ most popular in-town parks. With over 20 miles of trails and amazing views of downtown and the front range, this is a popular destination for locals to hike and bike.

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Stage 2: Cañon City

presented by ASSOS USA

37.2 miles + 3,970 feet of climbing

Stage 2 is a brand new stage for The APEX. AND, it's on a loop NEVER RACED BEFORE. The Friday stage will start in downtown Cañon City, about a 50 minute drive from Colorado Springs. 

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Stage 3: Rampart Reservoir

presented by Norwood Development

30.9 miles + 3,365 feet of climbing

Saturday's stage starting in Woodland Park will offer riders a lot of singletrack and some totally different riding after Friday’s loop. Stage 3 will be a slightly easier day with 30 miles and just a bit over 3,000 feet of climbing.

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Stage 4: Cheyenne Canyon

presented by Heuberger Subaru

27.8 miles + 3,820 feet of climbing

The 2022 Pikes Peak APEX will finish with a final stage in Cheyenne Canyon and feature some of the new singletrack in Daniel’s Pass, built with funding from the PPORA Stewardship Fund, made possible by proceeds raised from The APEX. After approximately 28 miles and 3,900 feet of climbing, riders will head back to America the Beautiful Park for The APEX After Party. We'll have the beer waiting for you, compliments of Fat Tire. Celebrate, grab some lunch and enjoy live music all afternoon at the APEX Outdoor Festival! If all goes as planned,

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Previous Years

2020 Course Information

2021 Course Information