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Hiking - Curt Gowdy

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Hiking - Curt Gowdy


Curt Gowdy State Park has over 35 miles of trails for just about any lung powered activity you can think of. The trails are very well designed and suitable for any skill level. El Alto and Slabz! Trails provide some incredible views and don’t miss the waterfall at the west end of Crow Creek Trail. Curt Gowdy Kate’s Trail is a 1 mile concrete trail starting and finishing at the Visitor Center. This trail gives folks with disabilities an opportunity to view natural areas of the park. The trails range in elevation from 6800 to 7600. During certain times of the year, local organizations hold nature walks for viewing birds and wildflowers.

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  • The trail system goes from Granite Reservoir to Crystal Reservoir.
  • Please see Curt Gowdy Brochure & Map (above)
  • Year-round

Day Use fees apply

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Site Status


Please call ahead for details before hunting in the park.  But as a reminder, the park is only open to BOW HUNTING.


Reminder, starting October 1st, all sites go to first come, first serve.  Also, water is shut off in the campgrounds on this date.  We still have showers year-round located at our visitor center.


SPECIAL NOTE: Curt Gowdy State Park does NOT have a trailer dump station.  There are two local dump stations, each roughly 24 miles from the park.  To the east, in Cheyenne, there is a dump station at the South East Wyoming Welcome Center, 5611 High Plains Road Cheyenne, WY 82007, open 24hrs, free of charge.  The second is located west of the park at the Wyoming Territorial Prison 975 Snowy Range Rd, Laramie, WY. Exit 311 off I-80. Located at the South end of the parking lot, cost is $10, open May 1 until October.  




Park is open 365 days, 24 hours

Visitor Center: May 1st - Oct 1st     

  • Monday - Thursday
    • 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    • Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. (September 18th - September 30, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Visitor Center: Oct 1 - Oct 13th      

  • Open all week
    • 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visitor Center: Oct 14 - December 22

  • Wednesday - Sunday
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

 Visitor Center December 23 - April 19

  • Wednesday - Sunday
    • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
    • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

Little House Kid's Activity House (Closed for the season) 


Phone Number







Curt Gowdy State Park
1264 Granite Springs Rd
Cheyenne, WY 82009

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