Curt Gowdy State Park
Nestled among the rocks exactly halfway between Cheyenne and Laramie, Curt Gowdy offers some of the best mountain biking in the region. No matter what type of riding you're after, you'll find something to keep your heart pounding up here; with smooth, flowing dirt singletrack, technical granite features, skills areas and more, there's fun to be had for all skill levels.
The trail system is well-organized and mapped. To get there, take WYO-210 (Happy Jack Rd) West for 24 miles from Cheyenne.
Happy Jack Recreation Area
Just a few miles further West past the aforementioned Curt Gowdy, this area holds miles and miles of fast-paced singletrack, beautiful scenic trails, and challenging endurance & technical features. This extensive trail network offers a new experience every visit.
To get there, take either WYO-210 or I-80 West about 30 miles from Cheyenne.
Soapstone Prairie Natural Area
This expansive area is just south of the Wyoming-Colorado border, and is managed & maintained by the city of Fort Collins. Miles of dirt trails lead through beautiful scenic views you can only find in this part of the world.
To get there, take I-25 South from Cheyenne for about 20 miles to the exit for Buckeye Road (Co Rd 82). Take this road West for 6 miles, turn right on Terry Lake Road (Co Rd 15), and head North for another 10 miles.
Glendo State Park
Though a little further out, Glendo's extensive trail system definitely deserves a day trip for riders of all types. This area overlooks a large lake, and makes for some awesome camping.
To get there, take I-25 North for a little over 100 miles from Cheyenne.