Took a trip to Wyoming to ride some. Went to Curt Gowdy State Park first, I think that is covered in prior posts.
Wanted to hit something new. My nephew has a trail building company based in Laramie and got a contract a couple years ago to build some of the trail at Glendo State Park. So we hit up Glendo for two days. This spot is a hidden gem of the west. Turns out they have a lot of trail there and are building more. And it is awesome.
Glendo is a large reservoir about 100 miles north of Cheyenne (11 hours from KC). It has a ton of campsites, the Two Moon campground is clearly the best for mountain bikers. We found a beautiful site on a rim a couple hundred feet above the lake. Relatively quiet and great sunsets. This was on a Monday and Tuesday. I have a strong suspicion that on a summer weekend it could get crowded with boaters and a louder crowd. Unless that is your thing I would shoot for a weekday. The campgrounds did not have showers, but we found a a nice beach down by the dam for a cold beer and a dip in the lake. There is a restaurant and bar in Glendo, but not a lot of other stuff. You are about 30 miles from a larger town (Douglas)
The trails were really great. Unlike Curt Gowdy the trail surface is grippy dirt (not gravelly/loose). There is plenty of rock to ride on. There was a great combo of rolling dirt, rock gardens, technical descents and ascents and great scenery. And Rattle Snake Rim had a rattle snake for us. We were constantly recalling trails we knew as we rode. This was like the best of Swope, BRP, Switchgrass and other trails and on a large scale.