11.2 miles
Distance
1,654 ft
Climb
-1,657 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

Gowdy Race. It will be ouchy.

Detailed Description
BikeNet Fall Races - Gowdy is a 11 mile expert race route located near Cheyenne Wyoming. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 47 trails. This route climbs 1,654 ft with a max elevation of 7,688 ft then descends -1,657 ft.
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63 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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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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Bzomer (Jul 24, 2022 at 9:54)
Mostly hike a bike, lots of hikers, not worth the effort!
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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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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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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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Dlloud (Jun 14, 2022 at 16:41)
One of the best trails I have ever ridden! I would lap this thing all day. Agree that it has some features that might be better suited to an expert trail, but nothing too crazy.
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johnlh (Jul 18, 2021 at 7:11)
If 2%, Gold Watch, Ignoramus, El Alto and others are rated black/double black, then Bone Collector definitely merits a higher rating. The upper rock section has washed out enough that there is a brief section that many good riders can't consistently clear.
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johnlh (Jul 18, 2021 at 7:11)
If 2%, Gold Watch, Ignoramus, El Alto and others are rated black/double black, then Bone Collector definitely merits a higher rating. The upper rock section has washed out enough that there is a brief section that many good riders can't consistently clear.
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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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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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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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mrvwbug (Nov 28, 2020 at 10:45)
Trail has gotten better now that it is packed down. It's like Gold Watch but with smaller rock features. Good Blue/Black progression trail, this trail would be a low end Black on a lot of front range trail systems
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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 (Aug 30, 2020 at 18:23)
What a trail! So much fun! The yellow striping on the rocks reminded me of Captain Ahab in Moab. Definitely very well build and so much fun. A great combo of the classic technical granite rock features you find all over Gowdy but with some new school flow and berms thrown in. Worth a few laps for sure.
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Mielke (Aug 22, 2020 at 15:15)
*& tools...
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Mielke (Aug 22, 2020 at 15:14)
Definatly worth a few laps...fun built trail...hats off to the builders.. don't forget your wheelbarrow on tools chilling off to the side still guys
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robbag (Jul 22, 2020 at 20:23)
Trail Aspen Alley
This trail is signed as Finn’s Forest
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Capton8051 (Jul 15, 2020 at 20:37)
Amazing new trail. The bottom in particular is flows like few others in Curt gowdy
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Keanecolin (Jul 9, 2020 at 20:47)
Trail El Alto
The ups are double AF - the down isn’t insane crazy hard but suuuuuper fun and there are some features if you feeling froggy you can leap
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Keanecolin (Jul 9, 2020 at 20:47)
Trail El Alto
The ups are double AF - the down isn’t insane crazy hard but suuuuuper fun and there are some features if you feeling froggy you can leap
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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 22:00)
It’s pretty fun. Watch out for hikers, especially on the weekends!
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lookoutkd14 (May 6, 2020 at 20:45)
Trail 2 Percent
This trail isn’t too hard. Has some steep granite slabs though that look scary but have plenty of grip and are pretty forgiving. There’s also a steep and sandy chute near the bottom.
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jessicaashurst (Oct 5, 2019 at 22:11)
This should be rated black at least. Mostly hike a bike if going up
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jessicaashurst (Oct 5, 2019 at 22:11)
This should be rated black at least. Mostly hike a bike if going up
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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 14:42)
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 14:42)
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 14:30)
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 14:30)
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 14:30)
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 14:30)
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 14:29)
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 14:29)
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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deathpedal (Dec 7, 2018 at 13:28)
This trail is an excellent test of skills and equipment. All of the Skin and Bones trails represent the best terrain the park has to offer. Go down one, then go back up for another.
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deathpedal (Dec 7, 2018 at 13:28)
This trail is an excellent test of skills and equipment. All of the Skin and Bones trails represent the best terrain the park has to offer. Go down one, then go back up for another.
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CEKSTOY (Dec 16, 2014 at 12:38)
Trail El Alto
Challenging and enjoyable technical climb of switchbacks and steep rock faces. Once you start back down there are a few optional freeride style stunts if you choose otherwise its moderate speed technical riding. I certainly wouldn't give it a double black diamond rating, it's more an advanced blue.
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CEKSTOY (Dec 16, 2014 at 12:38)
Trail El Alto
Challenging and enjoyable technical climb of switchbacks and steep rock faces. Once you start back down there are a few optional freeride style stunts if you choose otherwise its moderate speed technical riding. I certainly wouldn't give it a double black diamond rating, it's more an advanced blue.
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Details

  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for BikeNet Fall Races - Gowdy mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    7,234 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,280 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,277 ft
  • Grade
    -0%
  • Grade max
    -49.1%
  • Grade min
    31.3%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,157 ft
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