Vedauwoo guidebook writer Zach Orenczak says, "Curtis Gulch is the crack and slab mecca of the Northern Laramie Range, it rivals Vedauwoo". Safety
: Safety Trumps Leaving No Trace
in this Area. You will find hangers on bolts.
See a slide/music video of the first ascent of Periscope Pinnacle in Curtis Gulch: youtu.be/kXzvR4i6wpU
Camping: The Curtis Gulch Campground is 1/8 mile east of the Curtis Gulch Trail Head. You can also camp along La Bonte Creek at the various ad hoc site for free.
Water: there is a hand pump in the campground but it doen't always work. La Bonte Creek always has water that is drinkable after filtered.
From the west on I-80 exit at 272 take SH 13 to Rock River. Pick up the Fetterman Rd on the right 3 miles north of Rock River on US 287. From the Fetterman Rd just south of the north Albany County line take a right onto LaBonte Canyon Rd. Drive 4.8 miles down La Bonte Canyon to the marked Curtis Gulch Trailhead.
From the south on I-25 take SH 34 west at exit 73 and continue until MM 36 taking a right on Tunnel Rd. After some 25 miles take a right at Jct Garrett and stay on Garrett Rd until taking a right on Jct Fetterman Rd. Proceed north on Fetterman Rd taking a right at Jct LaBonte Cyn Rd. About 4.8 miles to Curtis Gulch Trail Head on left.
From the north I-25 or NE (Razor city or Rapid City) or east (US 26 or US 18) take I-25 to Douglas and go off ramp at exit 140. Take/find the Cold Springs Rd 91 south of here for 24 miles then take a left at Jct Fetterman Rd. About 3 miles south of the Albany County line take a left at the Jct LaBonte Cyn Rd and the Curtis Gulch Trail Head on the left after 4.8 miles
Weather station 13.9 miles from here
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|Comments on Curtis Gulch and La Bonte Canyon
By Zach Keeney
From: Cheyenne, WY
15 hours ago
To say that crack climbing here rivals Vedauwoo is a stretch at the very least. Amazing looking rock formations from the side of the road. Unfortunately the rock is very dirty, the cracks are very flared, and there are a lot of loose blocks everywhere. I really wanted to like this area but unfortunately it's a nice place to hike but forget the climbing gear.