Hardrock 100

Hardrock 2023 is a GO

After evaluating the environmental and logistical considerations as well as the forecast for snow levels projected for the next 6 weeks, Hardrock is confident we can host and conduct a safe and well managed event as planned on July 14-16. We are looking forward to being in the San Juans again this July.

CONGRATULATIONS to 2023's Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship winners!

The Joel Zucker Memorial Scholarship is proud to announce this year’s twelve deserving recipients from Silverton and Lake City, awarding a record $43,000 for 2023.
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High School Graduates:

  • Jinx Citrine - Silverton HS
  • Paton Edwards - Silverton HS
  • Selene Rhoades - Silverton HS
  • Kharis Weller - Silverton HS
  • Katelyn Cunningham - Lake City HS
  • Jaden McNeese - Lake City HS

Continuing Education:

  • Daniela Acosta
  • Raja Braford-Lefebvre
  • Claire Cunningham
  • Emelie deKay
  • Jaydyn Gallegos
  • Ian Hall
  • Bennett Levine
  • Belen Roof
  • Caroline Thompson
  • Molly Wright

Now in it’s 24th year, we have awarded 138 scholarships totaling $288,550 to San Juan Mountain community students in memory of Joel Zucker from New York state who died 36 hours after completing his third Hardrock Hundred run in 1998. Joel loved Silverton, the mountains, and especially long-distance running. He was a university librarian and the Hardrock Hundred community created this award to honor his memory.

Donations are Appreciated!

Silverton Snow Report - May 2023

The melt has begun! While April delivered an impressive snowfall at the Red Mountain Pass SNOTEL site (35 inches!), the Spring melt has started with the snowpack receding to about 77 inches (down from a maximum of about 100 inches). The 2022-2023 has been impressive with nearly 210 inches of total snowfall, second only to the great snow years of 2011 and 2019. The Snow-Water Equivalent (SWE) remains at about 30 inches but promises to reduce quickly as dry warm days return to the San Juans. It is very likely to drop below the 23” threshold by Memorial Day weekend. Large sections of snow and wet feet appear to be on the menu for the Tour of the San Juans in July. We shall see what May delivers.

Hardrock Official Print 2023

This year's official print has been chosen - congratulations to Wendy Wheeler-Jacob for her piece entitled "Confidence".

"When a course marking is placed somewhere other than at an intersection, it is considered a “confidence marker.” As someone who has been in charge of course markings and sweeping at Cascade Crest 100 for 10 years, this subject matter is highly meaningful to me. This painting pays homage to the volunteers who help mark the course, and the confidence necessary to finish such a wild & tough event." -Wendy

Hardrock 100 At a Glance

100-mile run with 33,197 feet of climb and 33,197 feet of descent for a total elevation change of 66,394 feet with an average elevation of 11,186 feet - low point 7,680 feet (Ouray) and high point 14,048 feet (Handies Peak).

All or part of this operation is conducted on Public Lands under special permit from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service.