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Journey to the Center of Hidden Falls

Cheyenne, Wyoming

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Added by Kaiser Cunningham

Distance: 3 MilesElevation: 7434 ft.Duration: 2 HoursBeautiful scenic hike with all types of wild life.Stunning Waterfall for Southeast WyomingBeautiful Granite rock formationsMiles of hiking/biking trailsPeaceful escape from the city

Curt Gowdy State Park, being one of the few Southeast Wyoming hot spots holds a couple hidden gems. Visiting the Hidden Falls of Curt Gowdy State Park, you will not be disappointed. You'll find the Falls by taking Crow Creek Trail all the way to the Falls for a 2.5 mile journey.

Take Happy Jack Road (Wyo 210) west 25 miles to Curt Gowdy State Park entrance, turning left into the park. Past the Fee Booth (which is $4 for instaters and $6 for tourists) the park road crosses the inlet of the reservoir. Park on the dirt lot to the right just before the inlet. Walk along the road, crossing the water. The trailhead is on the right.

For scenery I recommend the Crow Creek Trail to Hidden Falls. There are several different possibilities to find the Falls, but this is by far the easiest and "cleaner" trails in the park. It begins along the south shore of the reservoir inlet, following Middle Crow Creek upstream. While many folks may think it would be easy to get lost on the way, there are several different map posts along the way for your directional pleasures.

With three new bridges, the stream crossings are a breeze and very easy to cross. As you near the falls the trail narrows and makes its way through a little notch, coming to an abrupt end at a great curved wall of granite. Here the creek has cut a deep channel. Peer up the channel to the falls, a unique sideways plume of water.

This time of year (May), the snow has just melted and the Crow Creek river and The Hidden Falls are very deep. So before jumping in, make sure you test the water and make sure you can swim. So before your summer journeys, make sure you bring some drinks and a swim suit. You will not regret it!

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Journey to the Center of Hidden Falls Reviews

You can start the trail at a different entrance at Aspen Grove. Just head up the trail, and follow the "Pinball" trail till you reach Crow Creek Trail. Different scenery, overlooks a valley and in the spring/summer there is a beaver damn on the pinball side of Crow Creek. Good write Kaiser!

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