Lodging and Camping

Host hotels for the Auburn Triathlon

The Auburn Holiday Inn® Hotel Auburn
120 Grass Valley Highway
Auburn, CA 95603
(530) 887-8787

This certified green hotel, is located in the foothills of the Sierra Mountain along historic Hwy. 49 and I-80. This region features the beauty of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the rich history of the early settlers and gold miners. Sutter’s Mill, Grass Valley, and Placerville, CA are close by. Our location lets you unwind in the serene foothills and enjoy the small-town charm of Auburn. Our hotel features free high-speed wireless Internet access and a business center to keep you productive.

Directions: Exit I-80 west or east at Hwy 49. From eastbound 80, go Left, cross under freeway. (From westbound 80 you go straight off exit, across 49, and into the In ‘N Out Burger and Hotel drive). Turn into In N Out Burger/Holiday Inn parking lot immediately adjacent to the North side of the freeway.

Larkspur Landing – Roseville
1931 Taylor Road, Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 773-1717

Catering to the Auburn Triathlon participant with incredible discount rate and amazing amenities. Cozy all-suite boutique hotel off I-80 about 20 minutes from Auburn finish line, and convenient to Roseville shopping and restaurants. Fully-equipped in-room kitchens (fridge, micro, stove, kitchenware), XL desk/workspaces with free WIFI, large flat screen TV w/DVD (games/movie library at front desk), iPod/MP3 dock. Super friendly staff, complementary Healthy Start Breakfast, free laundry, free grocery shopping service, fitness center/jacuzzi.

Courtyard Roseville Galleria Mall/Creekside Ridge Drive
301 Creekside Ridge Ct.
Roseville CA 95678
(916) 772-3404

Located 15 miles from the Auburn Overlook (T2 and Finish Line) and 14 miles from Rattlesnake Bar State Park (T1 and Swim). Special rate available from 05/13/16 to 05/15/16. Must book by 04/29/16.

Other Hotels Options in the Area

  • Hilton Garden Inn Roseville – 1951 Taylor Road, Roseville, Calif. (888) 370-0984
  • Best Western Gold Key – 12350 Lincoln Way (East on Lincoln Way off Foresthill Rd I-80 exit): 530-885-8611
  • Travelodge – 13490 Lincoln Way (East on Lincoln Way off Foresthill Rd I-80 exit): 530-885-7025
  • Motel 6 – 1819 Auburn Ravine Road. (530) 888-7829. Adjacent to Comfort Inn, right off I-80/Foresthill Rd exit.
  • Powers Mansion Inn – 195 Harrison Ave, Auburn.  916-425-9360
  • Auburn Comfort Inn & Suites – 1875 Auburn Ravine Rd (West on Foresthill Rd I-80 exit).

Camping Options

Camping is available at the American River Canyon Overlook Western States Endurance Foundation Staging Area,  right next to T2 and Finish.  Camping is limited to self-contained vehicles @ a cost of $35 night.  You can register for camping when you register for the race or online via raceplanner.com.

Beals Point located at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Folsom Lake SRA
7755 Folsom-Auburn Road
Folsom, CA 9630
(916) 988-0205

Located 15.6 miles or 26 min from T2/Finish and 12.5 miles from T1, Rattlesnake Bar.  Beal’s Point is at the base of the Sierra foothills, the lake and recreation area offers opportunities for hiking, biking, running, camping, picnicking, horseback riding, water-skiing and boating. Fishing offers trout, catfish, big and small mouth bass or perch. Visitors can also see the Folsom Powerhouse (once called “the greatest operative electrical plant on the American continent”), which from 1885 to 1952 produced 11,000 volts of electricity for Sacramento residents. For cyclists, there is a 32-mile long bicycle path that connects Folsom Lake with many Sacramento County parks before reaching Old Sacramento. The park also includes Lake Natoma, downstream from Folsom Lake, which is popular for crew races, sailing, kayaking and other aquatic sports.

Auburn Gold Country RV Park
3550 KOA Way
Auburn, CA 95602
(530) 885-0990

Located in the heart of California’s historic Gold Country, Auburn Gold Country is the perfect year round destination for those looking to explore the roots of California’s history or strike it rich in the California Gold Fields. Our RV Park is situated close to Highways 80 and 49, making us an ideal stop for those on their way to Reno, Lake Tahoe, and the state’s capitol. We do our best to provide our guests with a comfortable atmosphere that is perfect for families and those coming to relax a bit in the area’s great climate.

Bear River Park and Campground
2500 Campground Road, Colfax, CA
18.8 miles from T2/Finish in Auburn

The World’s Toughest Half rides right by this campground and Bear River (28.8 mile mark), one of our favorite parts of the bike course. The Bear River is part of a large network of streams draining the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. It was to these streams and rivers that the pioneers of the 1800’s came to seek their fortunes. Although the “Gold Rush” is over, the Bear River is still a valuable mining resource. However, today it is aggregate, not gold, which is taken from the river bed.

Family (23 family) and Group Camp sites (up to 100 people) are available. Call Parks at 530-886-4901 for more information.  No water is available at Bear River Park so please be sure to bring your own water.