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Cowboy Tough

Adventure Races
Sponsored by Visit Cheyenne
Curt Gowdy State Park - Saturday, August 9
, 2025
You can check out Megan's Race overview from her 24 hour race experience

Sample Rules of Travel - 24 Hour & 4/8 Hour

Post Race Overview and Strategies Q& A with Race Director Mike Spiller & Racer Chip Dodd


Race Descriptions


12 Hour Race
Do you think you are Cowboy Tough?  If you want to see some of the amazing state of Wyoming and test your Adventure Racing skills, then sign up for the Cowboy Tough Race. Where we will push you to your endurance limits.  You may bend but your goal is not to break.  This race takes place at over 6000 feet and will push you over 8000 feet during some sections of the race.  It offers breathtaking views and amazing mountain biking and trekking sections. You will have two different paddle sections in this race.  Come out and tackle the winds and the wild west of Wyoming with REV3Endurance.

6 Hour Race
Are you ready to dust off your boots (a.k.a. trekking shoes) and saddle up and enjoy this fun and exciting beginner to Intermediate level adventure race? We have a beautiful, rugged course designed for you to run, bike, paddle, and navigate your way around Curt Gowdy State Park in Wyoming. Curt Gowdy is less than 30 minutes from Cheyenne, WY. The Laramie mountains serve as the backdrop for the race. The estimated distance for the 4-6 hour race will be around 20 Miles. The breakdown will be 2-3 miles of paddling,3-5 miles of trekking and 15+ miles of mountain biking.  We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 9, 2025, at check-in at Hynds Lodge.  We’ll host the race out of Hynds Lodge at Curt Gowdy State Park. Parking and camping will be walking distance from the race HQ at the Hynds Lodge.


Race Location

Hynds Lodge at Curt Gowdy State Park - Hynds Lodge Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009​

12 Hour Race Estimated Distance (Sell Out is 50 Racers) 

45-65 miles (Racers have 12 hours to get as many points possible and cross the finish line)

Estimated Distance = 5 Miles of Paddling, 15 Miles of Trekking, 40+ Miles of Biking


12 Hour Registration Fees

Soloist 12 Hour

  • $220.00 for soloists until December 31st, 2024    

  • $245.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight July 31st, 2025​

Teams 12 Hour (2 & 4 Person Team Options Available)​

  • $210.00 per person until December 31st, 2024    

  • $235.00 for per person until registration closes at midnight July 31st, 2025

6 Hour Race Estimated Distance (Sell Out is 50 Racers)

15-25 miles (Racers have 6 hours to get as many points possible and cross the finish line)

Estimated Distances: 2 Miles of Paddling, 6 miles of trekking, 15 miles of Biking.


6 Hour Registration Fees


  • $130.00 for soloists until December 31st, 2024 

  • $155.00 for soloists until registration closes at midnight ​​July 31st, 2025


Teams (2, 3, or 4 Person Team Options Available)​

  • $120.00 per team member until December 31st, 2024

  • $145.00 per team member until registration closes at midnight July 31st, 2025

(All registration after 14 Days prior to the race are not guaranteed a race shirt!!)

Race Schedule of Events (times subject to change pending permits)

  • Early Packet Pick-up is Friday August 8th, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - 1264 Granite Springs Rd, Cheyenne, WY 82009

  • Pick Up Location is at Hynds Lodge at Curt Gowdy State Park

Race Day Itinerary - Saturday August 9th, 2025 

  • 7:00 am - 8:00 am: Race packet pickup at Hynds Lodge

  • 7:00 am: Transition area opens at Hynds Lodge 

  • 7:00 am: Bike Drop at Hynds Lodge

  • 8:30 am: 6/12 Hour Race Pre-race brief (Mandatory for all team captains)

  • 9:00 am: 6/12 Hour Race Start

  • 3:00 pm: 6 Hour Race Ends

  • 3:30 pm: Race Awards

  • 9:00 pm: 12 Hour Racers must be off the course

  • 9:30 pm: 12 Hour Race Awards (Rolling)

 Race Packet Pickup

Packet pickup location will be at the camp Hynds Lodge.  It is required that all forms be completely filled out and signed  for each member of your team.  You will get your race t-shirt, race map, Rules of Travel and any race numbers at packet pick-up.  Medals will be awarded to the team who completed the race.

Equipment Provided By Rev3Endurance

All gear necessary for water portions of the race will be provided. This may include, but not limited to: Canoes, paddles, and PFDs.  Race maps, race passport and Rules of Travel will also be provided by REV3Endurance. 

​Mandatory Equipment (Responsibility of each team and\or Racer)

REV3Endurance will not be checking in mandatory equipment. REV3Endurance will be checking randomly throughout the race for mandatory equipment.  Missing mandatory equipment will result in points being decreased from your total score.

Mandatory Equipment​

  • Enough food and water for the event

  • Bike

  • Headlamp

  • Bike Lights (Front & Back for the 12 hour racers)

  • Bike helmet

  • Maps (Provided by REV3Endurance)

  • Rules of Travel (Provided by Rev3Endurance)

  • Cell phone fully charged (One per team)

  • Dry bag for your cell phone (One per team)

  • Basic repair kit for your bike (One per team)

  • Basic Medical Kit​ (One per team)


The main Transition Area is located at a designated area at Hynds Lodge.​

Fun things to do in Cheyenne Wyoming​
Visit Cheyenne


Cheyenne Lodging


Post-Race Food

Food will not be served during the award ceremony after the race.  Please bring some beverages and snacks with you. 


Unofficial results will be announced at the awards ceremony and post-race official results will be posted to our web site 24 – 48 hour after the event.

4-Hour Results
8-Hour Results
24-Hour Results



Awards: Finisher medals will go to all participants who get the mandatory points.


  • Solo Male and Female

  • 2/3-person teams: Male, Female, and Co-Ed

Links to Mandatory Race Forms

  • Liability waiver and photo release (Must be completed by all racers before race packets are distributed to the team)

Race Cancellation

Severe weather conditions may postpone the start of the race, or the course may be shortened.


Would you like to come out and volunteer for the race?

Send an email to Nick with your time options and we’ll find something to get you involved at the race.

2021 Results - Half Day & Sprint

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