Route: Canyons Trail, Curt Gowdy State Park (WY)

Submitted by Andrew J Decoteau on Thu, 11/19/2020 - 03:39pm
Location
Wyoming, US
Distance
10.88 mi
Vertical Gain
1,017 ft
Description

Starting at marker post #63 on the east end of Crystal reservoir, head west the entire length of Canyons Trail to marker post #46. At post #46 (Granite Dam Overlook parking lot) turn around and return back down the trail to marker post #63. Thought this would make a cool route to challenge local runners as well as people passing through who stumble on this gem of a state park. There is an extensive network of trails throughout the park but this one, in particular, is my favorite due to its variety of terrain including flow and technical trail as well as awesome dam and canyon views! water access is limited at this end of the park so visitors should be prepared to bring their own supply. There is a day-use fee of $4-$6 depending on the time of year to enter Curt Gowdy State Park. 

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I am on a road trip that will take me in the neighbor of this route. Looks interesting so I'll give it a go later today and report back. 

Hi everyone, is there parking available near the beginning of the route? I’m not seeing many promising prospects.

Yes, there are several spots just before a small dam (cross on foot) which is maybe 200 feet from the start of the route.