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Curt Gowdy State Park, Cheyenne

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Curt Gowdy State Park is a public recreation area located on Wyoming Highway 210, halfway between Cheyenne and Laramie, from each city, in Albany and Laramie counties, Wyoming. The state park covers and is known for its extensive trail system, fishing reservoirs, and Hynds Lodge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The park is managed by the Wyoming Division of State Parks and Historic Sites.
The park was established in 1971 through a lease agreement with the City of Cheyenne and the Boy Scouts. It was originally called Granite State Park and covered. In 1972, it was renamed in honor of Wyoming native and sportscaster Curt Gowdy (1919–2006).
In 2006, the park saw initiation of an International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) trail improvement project. The trail system earned the IMBA's "Epic" designation in 2009. In 2009, Wyoming began a program to build additional hiking trails in several Wyoming state parks. Curt Gowdy State Park served as the pilot project for the program, with 32 miles of additional trails. The state required that the newly built trails do not fundamentally alter the landscape of the park. Funding for the trails came from federal and state funds and private donations.
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  • We saw more wildlife in Curt Gowdy than we did in Estes Park several days later. INCREDIBLE scenic overlooks - abundance of wildflowers and scenic overlooks, rock formations, lakes, etc. If we were st...  more »
  • We had a great time. Weather was perfect in the morning but got a little warm near the afternoon. Trout fishing is good. Keep your eyes open for afternoon thunderstorms as they can pop up unexpectedly...  more »
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  • It was pretty hot. Not to many people out. People were fishing and playing in the water. The water was a little cold but not to bad. The game and fish seemed like they were looking at every one So don't be riding dirty. I forgot weed is not legal there and started smoking and game and fish saw me and kinda told me no smoking. Wasn't sure if he meant stop smoking weed or just in general don't be smoking in park. Whatever reason I put the joint up. But dude seemed cool.
  • This was a pretty nice state park to visit. I liked that I could bring my leashed dogs (though they wished they could have gone in the reservoirs, but no big deal). I drove up from CO and liked that it was a pretty short drive to get there. I saw a coyote, which was cool.

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