Hillary Allen

About Hillary Allen

I'm an endurance athlete who loves to spend long days exploring outside. I run and race ultra marathons for The North Face, but I'm also an avid cyclist (with a gravel cycling preference). I'm from Colorado (home base of Boulder, CO) and currently live in Annecy, France. The routes I share with you on komoot are from my day-to-day training, adventures, and races.

Distance travelled

8,525 mi

Time in motion

1029:14 h

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  1. Hillary Allen went for a bike ride.

    6 days ago

    24.7 mi
    11.9 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,200 ft
    Martin, Arnaud Requier 🍻🌲 and 13 others like this.
  2. Hillary Allen went for a bike ride.

    November 14, 2021

    33.0 mi
    8.8 mph
    5,050 ft
    5,025 ft
    Levram DC 🦊, Natyre4Success and 22 others like this.
  3. Hillary Allen went for a bike ride.

    November 10, 2021

    15.2 mi
    9.1 mph
    2,200 ft
    2,200 ft
    Zerdna, Levram DC 🦊 and 17 others like this.
  4. Hillary Allen went for a bike ride.

    November 9, 2021

    33.2 mi
    8.6 mph
    5,100 ft
    4,975 ft
    Levram DC 🦊, Lia and 23 others like this.
  5. Hillary Allen went cycling.

    November 3, 2021

    30.8 mi
    8.8 mph
    5,750 ft
    6,025 ft
    Sabine 🦁, Levram DC 🦊 and 21 others like this.
    1. Sami Sauri

      You're in Madeira!!! Nice

      • November 3, 2021

  6. Hillary Allen went gravel riding.

    October 28, 2021

    59.9 mi
    14.8 mph
    2,550 ft
    2,525 ft
    Tobias〽️, Grace and 18 others like this.
  7. Hillary Allen went gravel riding.

    October 25, 2021

    39.1 mi
    12.8 mph
    2,800 ft
    2,875 ft
    Lunita Lunera, Christian Robert and 24 others like this.
  8. Hillary Allen went running.

    October 23, 2021

    9.86 mi
    3.3 mph
    3,400 ft
    3,400 ft
    Natyre4Success, Sarah and 14 others like this.
    1. Hillary Allen

      This is a serious climb up Mount Humphreys! The trail is beautiful and switches up the mountain through aspen groves and volcanic rock. This time of year, the trail had snow and ice so bring appropriate gear to do this.

      After winding up through the forest and pines for the first three miles, it starts to feel more like a high alpine environment. It can be quite windy and significantly colder at the top of the mountain. The last mile to the summit is on an exposed ridge with loose volcanic rock and big boulders, so afford enough time on this slow-moving terrain. Once at the summit, it's really worth it. The views are amazing!

      • October 28, 2021

  9. Hillary Allen went gravel riding.

    October 23, 2021

    75.5 mi
    11.0 mph
    4,625 ft
    2,325 ft
    Jin Zhao, Haui Pauer and 14 others like this.
    1. Hillary Allen

      This was day #2 of my adventure: riding my bike from the Grand Canyon to Mount Humphreys’ trailhead.

      I camped in Grand Canyon National Park and the route started from my campsite. The official starting point is however at the South Kaibab trailhead, since that's where I ended my run! From there we went out of the park, paralleling the Grand Canyon for about 10 miles before turning on a dirt road and heading towards Flagstaff, Arizona. The Arizona trail access point is here, but instead of doing the single track trail which can be quite rough, we went on the dirt roads that paralleled the trail. From there we headed south on some dirt roads with vistas of Mount Humphreys out in the distance.

      It is quite exposed to the wind and sun. Be careful about goat heads on these roads. I picked up about 30 of them in my front tire and 20 in my rear! Around the 50 mile mark you can arrange for a water/refueling station, if you drop water for yourself at this point, or have friends to meet you there (like we did).

      After that, the route starts to continuously climb. The first bit is on a highway, until finally you make a right turn onto the most beautiful dirt road before the final climb up to the trailhead. There is a very short single track to cut up to the trailhead (which includes some hike-a-bike) before ascending the final 1.5 mile. I highly recommend this route in the fall!

      • October 28, 2021

  10. Hillary Allen went running.

    October 21, 2021

    45.0 mi
    4.0 mph
    11,700 ft
    11,400 ft
    msaral, Aga and 10 others like this.
    1. Hillary Allen

      This route, known as the Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R) - is a rite of passage as an ultra runner. We started at 4am to avoid the heat at the bottom of the canyon and decided to go down Bright Angel Trail for a less technical descent in the dark. We brought a good amount of food and layers - temperatures can vary greatly from each rim to the bottom of the canyon.

      Be sure to check the water spigots. They are open most of the year, but during the fall they are sometimes shut off due to freezing temperatures. Phantom Ranch is always a good stop for water. Bring a filter if you are nervous about having enough water. I brought a full 2 L bladder with me to be fairly self-sufficient with water.

      After passing through Phantom Ranch, the trail follows the Colorado River along the canyon floor until it starts ascending the North Rim via the North Kaibab Trail. This is an incredible climb up to the North Rim, which is 1,000 feet higher than the South one and a completely different landscape. After taking a photo at the North Kaibab sign, you turn around and reverse the route. From there it's an out and back. The only difference to our route, was that we ascended the steeper trail back to the south rim, taking South Kaibab instead of Bright Angel.

      • October 28, 2021

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