Spitfire Ultra Trail Challenge
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Menan, ID 83434
50K, 25K, 12K, 5K trail run
The Spitfire Ultra Trail Challenge (formerly known as the Menan Butte Trail Challenge) was created as an invitation to challenge yourself in a unique geological setting that has everything from sand, volcanic rock, slick rock, sage brush and possible wildlife. The run takes place at the North Menan Butte, an extinct volcano that was formed by violent eruptions 10,000 years ago. You will be blown away by the variety of sights and surfaces to be found as you traverse its west and east sides, run its rim and down through its heart.
From Idaho Falls: Head north on North Holmes/Lewisville Hwy for 20 miles until intersection with ID-48 (blinking yellow light). Take a right (east) on ID-48 towards Menan. Make a left into the town of Menan and drive 1 mile. Take a left (north) on N 3600 E/Twin Butte Road and follow for 3 miles. Trailhead/parking lot is located on the right side of the road. You may also park along the road when the parking lot is full.