Course Information

Turning your pedals just a stones throw away from Yellowstone National Park, you will be riding in tall lodge pole conifers, the historic Yellowstone fire burns and along the Henry’s Fork of the Snake River. The Fat Pursuit provides a fantastic excuse to not only achieve an outstanding accomplishment but venture into Yellowstone National Park during the quietest time of the year, and make some turns in the Tetons.

Location

Island Park, Idaho
“Longest Main Street in America” – The Pond’s Lodge.

Race Start

US National Forest Service Headquarters / Ponds Lodge, located approximately 75 miles north of Victor, ID, my home town.
See Travel / Lodging for more details to get to the start line in Island Park.

60k Race

Start / Finish – US National Forest Service Headquarters / Ponds Lodge
Checkpoints – Trail Tent

200k Race

Start / Finish – US National Forest Service Headquarters / Ponds Lodge / Ponds Lodge
Checkpoints – Trail Tent, West Yellowstone, Man Cave

200 Mile Race

Start / Finish – Ponds Lodge
Checkpoints – Trail Tent, West Yellowstone, Man Cave

Course Maps & Profiles


200 Mile Downloadable Track / Map

View the 200 Mile Map

Fatpursuit-200mile-course-map-profile




200K Downloadable Track / Map

View the 200km Map
View the 60km Map

Direction Cues (200K Race)

  • Start – US Forest Service Ranger Station
    **NO PARKING IN FOREST SERVICE PARKING LOT
  • Chick Creek Trail
  • Black Canyon Trail
  • Chick Creek Flat Trail
  • *at this intersection (Chick Creek Flat and Chick Creek) is where the 60 and 200 differ. The 60 will backtrack to FS Ranger basically turning right.
  • The 200k goes and doubles back on Chick Creek.
  • Then Black Canyon Loop (turning right)
  • South Plateau Trail
  • *Checkpoint West Yellowstone
  • Two Top Loop
  • Rail Road Trail
  • Meadow Creek Trail
  • Cross Hwy, turn immediatley Left paralleling Hwy
  • *Checkpoint Man Cave
  • Head South towards Sawtelle Rd.
  • Stamp Meadow
  • Shotgun Trail
  • Ponds Trail
  • Finish – The Ponds!


Fat Pursuit Map




Trail Grooming

Without the incredible State run snowmobile grooming program these trails would not exist. There are several Pisten Bully groomers that go out every single night to keep up with the snow fall and maintenance of this trail network – the most in all of the state.




Whats included

– Super sweet schwag bag
– Stocked aid stations
– 1st, 2nd, 3rd place prizes and awards for both male and female
– Dinner feed Friday evening
– A challenging, most rewarding and beautiful marked course with course marshals for safety

Aid Stations

We will provide water, GU Energy Lab products and first rate aid station snacks both salty and sweet.

Aid Locations

120 mile – ~31 mile / ~75 mile
60 mile – ~31 mile / ~51 mile