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Lots to do in the area


This area is full of adventurous things to do as well as beautiful scenery to enjoy. We suggest that you read the summaries about each town and see what there is to do in the area.

Each race will begin and end at the Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch with fun leisure-activities for friends and those who come with their kids. We hope to secure a vendor for food and beverage stands, as well as a band for live music later in the day.

The Idirtarod Gravel Challenge isn’t just for the racer. It’s for the whole family and can be an amazing week-end getaway!


We suggest you research the areas surrounding Peyton, Calhan, Simla and Elbert beforehand so you come prepared to navigate the region.

If you are a friend or family supporting a rider, you can have your own adventure popping in & out of the small town “pit stops” along the way, venturing into Colorado Springs, or “camping out” at Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch with the rest of the support crews.

Maps will be provided for you and we will advise you of the various checkpoint locations along the event route. Navigate over to the CREW INFO tab to learn more about the different pit stops, and AREA ATTRACTIONS tab to learn about the area attractions in & around Colorado Springs.


Memorial Hospital North
4050 Briargate Pkwy, COS, CO (719) 364-5000

St. Francis Medical Center
6001 E Woodmen Rd, COS, CO (719) 776-5000

Penrose Hospital
2222 N Nevada Ave, COS, CO (719) 776-5000

Children’s Hospital & Urgent Care
4125 Briargate Pkwy, COS, CO (719) 305-9000