Curt Gowdy State Park

Now that the states have started to open up it was time to spread my legs a little bit. I headed up to Wyoming and my first stop was at Curt Gowdy State Park. Now it was a holiday weekend but this park was absolutely packed. The park is pretty large and includes camping, boating, fishing, and hiking that I saw. The weather was moving in so I only had time for a quick hike. I chose the Canyons to Mahogany short loop as it was the only place I could find to park. I didn’t think it was too difficult and definitely did better than this guy.

A skeleton of what looks like a small deer has been completely stripped clean by predators and sits on a rock at the base of a trail sign

The trail was narrow and a mix of rock, sand, and gravel. I was heading down Canyons which was good because the elevation seemed pretty steep. The park map lists the trail as difficult and I think if I was heading up it I would agree but heading down it was not too difficult to traverse. The biggest problem I had was with bikers and other hikers. The path is so narrow it doesn’t for much room to pass or get off the trail.

I wish I had more time and better weather to enjoy more of the park because it looked like there was very good potential. As it was, the Canyons hike was very peaceful. A nice decent to the floor of the canyon provided for my moment of zen.

The floor of the canyon provided for some really nice views and the entire park was nice I was a little surprised since I had never explored much of Wyoming until now.

And finally my “Last Words”. Wyoming, who knew!

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3 thoughts on “Curt Gowdy State Park”

  1. “absolutely packed” and yet I see zero people in the photos. You need to go back to your Starved Rock roots. 🙂

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