Curt Gowdy State Park
The 35-mile mountain biking system at Curt Gowdy State Park was established in only 2006, and is already on the map as some of the best mountain biking in the region. The park features 35 miles of trails in a number of different landscapes, offering unsurpassed views of the reservoirs. Terrains include granite rock, canyons, high plains, and flowing forest spaced between four free ride areas and a skills area. The trails are suited to many skill levels and crafted specifically with mountain biking in mind.
As a Wyoming State Park, biking at Curt Gowdy does require purchase of a daily admission fee at a rate of $9 per vehicle for out-of-state residents, or $25 per non-resident vehicle if you are planning to reserve a campsite. The Wyoming resident day use fee is $6 per vehicle and the camping fee is $15 per vehicle. With all the facilities and amenities of a state park, Curt Gowdy is a great place to relax after your ride, with three reservoirs, campsites, picnic areas, and recreation rentals on-site.
The IMBA awarded the Curt Gowdy Trail System an “Epic” designation in 2009, the only such designation in Wyoming. The 19.2-mile loop track is a must for any serious mountain biker.
Biking trails are groomed in winter as well for fat-tire biking, which means you can explore the scenic vistas nearly year-round.
To access Curt Gowdy State Park from Laramie, head eastbound on I-80 to exit 323. Take Happy Jack Road (Highway 210) another 14 miles to the entrance of the park south of the highway. The full trip is just under half an hour.