Hello RUFA Kyhv Peak runners,
On Wednesday February 7th a very large avalanche occurred in Rock Canyon. The slide is up to 20 feet deep and several hundred feet long making the canyon travel impassible. The Avalanche forcast for the weekend continues to be high to considerable through the weekend and we have made the difficult decision to postpone the event.
We are considering several options and will hopefully reschedule to a future date in the coming weeks rather than cancel this year's race. We will be assessing the conditions of the canyon, speaking to the US Forest Service, Provo City and the Utah Avalanche Center to come up with the next steps and we will keep you posted. Please look for a email early next week as we hope to have options available quickly!
Please do not go up Rock Canyon until the risk level is low.
Thank-you so much for your understanding and please reach out with any questions.
Matt & Wendy Clark
Race Directors RUFA Kyhv Peak
Kyhv Peak Course- New Start / Finish area for 2024
The Start / Finish and base aid station area has been moved to Rock Canyon Park Pavilion 4 due to construction at the trailhead. Pavilion 4 is a massive pavilion with 27 picnic table at the Southwest corner of Rock Canyon Park.
Rock Canyon Park / Pavilion 4
2620 N 1200 E
Provo, UT 84601
Running Up for Air (aka RUFA) Kyhv Peak is a 3, 6, 12 and 24-hour winter endurance challenge that takes place within Rock Canyon and summits Kyhv Peak east of Provo, Utah. Each “lap” starts and finishes at the Rock Canyon Park located at 2620 North 1200 East, Provo, UT. Parking is available at the southeast corner of the park but will be limited, so we encourage participants to carpool, walk or bike to the event.
The race begins at the pavilion by the Rock Canyon Park, Pavilion 4, continues up Rock Canyon for 1.9 miles, then forks left for 2 more miles to the Kyhv Peak summit. A small summit check point awaits at the top. Follow your footsteps (likely in snow) back down to the base station. Each lap is approximately 7.9 miles long, with 2,800’ of elevation gain. Repeat this route as many times as possible. The time of year (February) is intentional as it coincides with the latter part of the winter inversion season.
This is an open course and the trail must be shared with other trail users on foot / sleds. Please be courteous to other trail users.
Forest Service Lands
This event takes place on Provo City and US Forest Service Lands.