Get Your Jackass Over the Pass

Part trail running, part mining heritage, Colorado burro racing dates back to 1949

We visited Leadville, Colorado, to get a glimpse about the wacky and wild sport of pack burro racing. Part trail running, part mining history, it’s Colorado’s Summer State Heritage Sport with roots that date back to 1949. Watch these runner-and-beast teams work together as they race through the rugged, high-altitude terrain in the 69th annual Leadville Boom Days Burro Race.

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