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Canyons

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 2.6 (23)

Longest singletrack at Curt Gowdy and host to a number of different landscapes and experiences


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Map Key

5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

Singletrack

7,256' 2,212 m

High

6,837' 2,084 m

Low

708' 216 m

Up

970' 296 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

26%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Allowed

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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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier with improvements by Ashley Seaward

Trail Ratings

  2.6 from 23 votes

#15344

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  2.6 from 23 votes
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Trail Rankings

#254

in Wyoming

#15,344

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Photos

Starting the climb up Mahogany
Aug 20, 2013 near Cheyenne, WY
cooling Off By The Water.
Oct 15, 2013 near Cheyenne, WY
Get out and rip the berms at Curt Gowdy.
May 15, 2017 near Cheyenne, WY

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Jun 21, 2020
Matt Castelli
Dog shit. Never ride again
Jul 5, 2019
Mike Mace
May 14, 2019
Don Wood
Aug 2, 2018
Tomas Juergenson
Canyons is a joke, how this is included on the IMBA Epic list is beyond me. Parts are okay but there's a mountain goat section that is ridiculous.
Oct 7, 2017
Martin Asao
not sure I would ride this again. 5.2mi
Sep 9, 2017
Rich Purdy
Jul 3, 2017
Ryan Miller
Jul 22, 2016
Michael Turner
Exposed to the sun, hot, tight switchbacks, loose sand. Not very much enjoyment unless you like being challenged. Had to walk southern part.