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Canyons

Consensus:    (details)
 3.7 from 7 votes
  Difficult from 3 votes
Rank: #30 in the Fort Collins area
#60 in Wyoming
#1,850 Overall
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Trail near Cheyenne,  area, 
“Longest singletrack at Curt Gowdy and host to a number of different landscapes and experiences”
Leslie Kehmeier on Aug 16, 2013
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5.28.4 milesKilometers 708’216 m Ascent 7,256’2,212 m High 6.1% Avg Grade
Singletrack Type -970’-296 m Descent 6,837’2,084 m Low 11.7% Max Grade
Description
Canyons provides the most diversity at Curt Gowdy. It's also the longest trail in the park.

The route runs from the south end of Shoreline through Middle Kingdom to the south end of Crystal Reservoir.

From the north end, the route travels in a hidden canyon. The tread is moderately technical with a fair amount of rocks to navigate. Canyons descends steadily through a series of switchbacks and turns to the intersection with Mahogany and a bridge crossing.

The section running between here and Crystal Ridge is a bit easier with flatter grades and smoother terrain. It's also the connecting trail to Middle Kingdom.

Heading south from Crystal Ridge, Canyons gets technical again. At the junction with Cliffhanger, the route bears left and climbs in and out of rocky drainages along the upper end of Crystal Lake Reservoir.

The final portion of the trail is the most technical and a test of mettle for even the most skilled riders. Be prepared to walk the bike if you tackle this section.

Canyon's terminus is at the southern reaches of the park, at junction with Highline.
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OTHER RIDES NEAR HERE
5.0 (1)
Scenic landscapes in a big loop
near Laramie, WY
4.7 (21)
A big loop that hits the highlights of both the mountain and reservoir trails.
near Cheyenne, WY
3.7 (13)
Fun ride with multiple stream crossings and flowy singletrack.
near Fort Collins, CO

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PHOTOS of Canyons
 3.5 from 4 votes
Starting the climb up Mahogany (Cheyenne, WY)
 2.8 from 5 votes
cooling Off By The Water. (Cheyenne, WY)
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