7.6 miles
Distance
1,004 ft
Climb
-1,054 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

A quick loop of the best trails on the west side of Curt Gowdy. Potential to add on bonus lines and play areas in several locations.

Detailed Description
Best of the West is a 8 mile less popular intermediate route located near Cheyenne Wyoming. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 17 trails. This route climbs 1,004 ft with a max elevation of 7,679 ft then descends -1,054 ft.
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23 Reviews & Comments

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Harcleak (Sep 7, 2022 at 17:31)
Great trail, but I’m not sure what the recommended route is to get out once you’re at the bottom. Crow creek was rough hike a bike and not very fun. Maybe Mo Rocka is better? Or just go back up Albert’s Alley?
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Harcleak (Sep 7, 2022 at 17:31)
Great trail, but I’m not sure what the recommended route is to get out once you’re at the bottom. Crow creek was rough hike a bike and not very fun. Maybe Mo Rocka is better? Or just go back up Albert’s Alley?
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Bzomer (Jul 24, 2022 at 9:54)
Mostly hike a bike, lots of hikers, not worth the effort!
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Dlloud (Jun 15, 2022 at 6:33)
Super fun trail for all ability levels. One of the best trails I've ridden!
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Dlloud (Jun 15, 2022 at 6:33)
Super fun trail for all ability levels. One of the best trails I've ridden!
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Dlloud (Jun 15, 2022 at 6:33)
Super fun trail for all ability levels. One of the best trails I've ridden!
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Dlloud (Jun 15, 2022 at 6:33)
Super fun trail for all ability levels. One of the best trails I've ridden!
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nedersotan (Jun 24, 2021 at 7:18)
Not recommended for biking. Many tight, rocky sections that are hike a bike. Even if you like trials style riding, there are better areas.
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provin1327 (Sep 22, 2020 at 12:51)
I was surprised with how much fun this trail was! Its classic gowdy with a few technical spots but mostly smooth trail. This is a great beginner/intermediate descent as it can be lapped easily and riding it in the direction shown (clockwise) gets you a lot of bang for your buck.
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provin1327 (Sep 22, 2020 at 12:51)
I was surprised with how much fun this trail was! Its classic gowdy with a few technical spots but mostly smooth trail. This is a great beginner/intermediate descent as it can be lapped easily and riding it in the direction shown (clockwise) gets you a lot of bang for your buck.
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provin1327 (Sep 22, 2020 at 12:51)
I was surprised with how much fun this trail was! Its classic gowdy with a few technical spots but mostly smooth trail. This is a great beginner/intermediate descent as it can be lapped easily and riding it in the direction shown (clockwise) gets you a lot of bang for your buck.
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provin1327 (Sep 22, 2020 at 12:48)
Trail Gold Watch
A great trail. Not quite as fast or flowy as Gold Standard but definitly more technical. This trail got more fun towards the end.
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Moonie2123 (Jul 2, 2020 at 12:47)
Trail Gold Watch
Ya, super fun good techy flow to it. Circle back up Stone Temple and run it multiple times to get it dialed
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lookoutkd14 (May 13, 2020 at 22:00)
It’s pretty fun. Watch out for hikers, especially on the weekends!
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lookoutkd14 (May 13, 2020 at 22:00)
It’s pretty fun. Watch out for hikers, especially on the weekends!
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lookoutkd14 (May 13, 2020 at 21:58)
Trail Gold Watch
Super fun trail. All the rocks have a ton of grip so don’t be worried about breaking traction
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thesquid (Sep 30, 2019 at 14:42)
Parts of this trail are great except for the hike a bike black section. Expect a good amount of hikers on this one. You're probably better off avoiding it.
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thesquid (Sep 30, 2019 at 14:30)
Trail Mo Rocka
A lot of tricky sections but also good flow and fun to be had.
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thesquid (Sep 30, 2019 at 14:29)
Great trail. Tons of fun side trails but it does stand on it's own.
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thesquid (Sep 30, 2019 at 14:29)
Great trail. Tons of fun side trails but it does stand on it's own.
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thesquid (Sep 30, 2019 at 14:29)
Great trail. Tons of fun side trails but it does stand on it's own.
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thesquid (Sep 30, 2019 at 14:29)
Great trail. Tons of fun side trails but it does stand on it's own.
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thesquid (Sep 30, 2019 at 14:28)
Trail Gold Watch
Excellent trail. Short but a lot of features on it. Very well designed.
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    25
More Stats for Best of the West mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,215 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,284 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,234 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -34.5%
  • Grade min
    33.3%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Serious crash on the Huck Fins Drop
Serious crash on the Huck Fins Drop
trail: Huck Fins
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May 23, 2021
The rider was lucky to walk away from this one with injuries less severe than the impact suggests.
Morocka
Morocka
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Alt line at the top of Morocka

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