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Curt Gowdy State Park

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Address: 1351 Hynds Lodge Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009
Phone Number: 307-632-7946

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Great Hiking

This state park, so close to Cheyenne, is great. We hike year-round on the trails. There are beautiful vistas galore. Don't miss Hidden Falls; even in the winter, it's really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

The trails are great. The locals and park are to be commended. Good camping. Beautiful scenery. But they almost hide the fact that DOGS MUST BE LEASHED ON ALL TRAILS AT ALL TIMES. And it is enforced. You can’t ride these trails with a dog tied to a leash. You will injure yourself, the dog, or both. And it isn’t... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This state park, so close to Cheyenne, is great. We hike year-round on the trails. There are beautiful vistas galore. Don't miss Hidden Falls; even in the winter, it's really pretty!

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Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Locals recommended we visit "Crystal Granite" lake. This State Park has rolling hills & meadows as well as steep granite formations. Very picturesque! It also houses 3 reservoirs: Crystal, Granite & North Crow. Apparently you can fish for rainbow or brown trout & Kokanee salmon. There are picnic tables scattered around various camping areas with ready water supplies. There's also... More 

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Kissimmee, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

We stayed @FE Warren AFB for 2 days and looking for some place to go. This state park has great reviews and only 23 miles away. On the way to this park, the view already remind of me of old western tv show. I could almost see a cowboy on the top of the hill and when we got there....... More 

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Wyoming
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I was visiting Cheyenne, WY on business recently and I'm quite a nature lover and big fan of State and National Parks, so I really wanted to visit Curt Gowdy SP. It was well worth the trip! Amazing drive out Happy Jack Road and the park was just beautiful all white with snow! A really pretty place! And a very... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The new visitor center is large comfortable with great information and the place to start on a short day hike.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Any time of year, take a drive and see wildlife. Venture off one of the dirt roads and have a picnic or take a walk with the family. Good fishing too. I'm smiling every time I go there.

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Curt Gowdy primarilly offers hiking, activity on the lake, and vegging out while camping. The facilities are pretty basic: fire pits, outhouses and the like. Still, if you want to do any of the above on a holiday weekend, you'd better go early since the locals from Cheyenne and Laramie will definitely be there the next morning.,

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Casper, Wyoming
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I wanted to stop here before the snow flew. There is a new, excellent visitor's center staffed with people who are very helpful. Lots of camping spots for the summer and hiking and biking trails for any time of the year. It's a gorgeous area and easy to find. Just take the Happy Jack exit in Cheyenne and head west.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This is the solution to all of those rocks and hillsides along Happy Jack Road you want to hike up to but they are on private property. This park has great vistas, lakes, and plenty of big rocks on each side of the road.

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