The Amazing Race 8 Leg 9

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Leg 9
United States
Starting Line Antelope Point
Arizona Flag of Arizona.svg
Pit Stop City Library
Salt Lake City
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Winners Linz Family>
Last Place Weaver Family<
Surrender Money
and Possessions
Distance 389.96 miles
Contains Detour.png YieldIcon.png Roadblock.png


Pit Start

Teams received trucks with camper trailers attached, which they would use for the next two legs.

John Ford's Point

  • Monument Valley, Utah Flag of Utah.svg
  • Distance: 77 miles

Here, teams would sign up for one of two helicopter flights.

Elephant Butte

  • Arches National Park
  • Distance: 1.66 miles

Two members from each team would ride the helicopter to the top of this massive butte. There, they would find a clue box with their next clue, after which they would return to their partners on the ground via helicopter.

Gemini Bridges

  • Moab
  • Distance: 117 miles

Detour.png Detour

Ride Down: Teams would select a series of four bicycles, which they would have to ride along a 6-mile course through Bull Canyon. Once they reached the end of the trail, they would get their next clue.
Weaver Family
Drop Down: Teams would have to complete a 270ft two-stage rappel down down the rock formations of the canyon. Once all team members were safely on the ground, teams received their next clue.
Bransen Family, Godlewski Family, Linz Family

Green River State Park

Bart the Bear
  • Green River
  • Distance: 36.9 miles

At the entrance to this park, teams would each receive a departure time, of which were 15-minutes apart. They would stay the night here and then depart the following morning.

970 Little Sweden Rd.

  • Heber City
  • Distance: 121 miles

Teams were told to find this address, where they would get their next clue from Bart. Teams would soon discover that Bart is a full-grown Alaskan Kodiak Bear, who had the next clue in his mouth.

Utah Olympic Park

  • Park City
  • Distance: 19.1 miles

YieldIcon.png Yield

Linz Family > Weaver Family

Roadblock.png Roadblock: At the base of the Ski Jump, teams found a Roadblock clue. Who's ready to jump into the air? The chosen team member would put on skis and a skiing outfit. They would have to ride down a 60ft ski jump into the pool below to get their next clue.

Lindsay Bransen, Christine Godlewski, Nick Linz, Rolly Weaver

City Library

  • Salt Lake City
  • Distance: 17.3 miles

PitStop8.png Pit Stop: This was a non-elimination leg. The last-place team was required to surrender all of their accumulated money, begin the next leg with $0 to their name, and also surrender all possessions they had except the clothes on their backs and their passports.

Prize: Trip for four to the Teton Mountain Lodge in Jackson Hole, Wyoming provided by Travelocity


Team LP JFP EB GB Detour.png GRP LSR UOP Roadblock.png CL PitStop.png Roadblocks
Linz Family 2nd Steady2.png 2nd B Increase2.png 1st B Steady2.png 1st Steady2.png 1st Steady2.png 1st Steady2.png 1st Nick 3, Alex 1, Megan 2, Tommy 3
Bransen Family 4th Steady2.png 4th C Increase2.png 3rd B Steady2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd Increase2.png 2nd Steady2.png 2nd Wally 2, Beth 2, Lauren 3, Lindsay 2
Godlewski Family 1st Decrease2.png 3rd A Decrease2.png 4th B Steady2.png 4th Steady2.png 4th Increase2.png 3rd Steady2.png 3rd Michelle 2, Sharon 3, Christine 2, Tricia 2
Weaver Family 3rd Steady2.png 1st Decrease2.png 2nd A Steady2.png 2nd Steady2.png 2nd Decrease2.png 4th YieldIcon.png Steady2.png 4th Linda 1, Rebecca 2, Rachel 1, Rolly 5
  • An A indicates that teams completed the Ride Down Detour, while a B indicates that teams completed the Drop Down Detour.
  • A bold team member in the Roadblock count indicates the team member who completed this leg's Roadblock.
  • An underlined blue team's placement indicates that the team came in last on a non-elimination leg.

The Amazing Race 8
Legs 1234567891011
Countries United StatesPanamaCosta RicaCanada
Teams Aiello FamilyBlack FamilyBransen FamilyGaghan FamilyGodlewski FamilyLinz FamilyPaolo FamilyRogers FamilySchroeder FamilyWeaver Family
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