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Level: Expert
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +107/ -89 ft
Total: 9 riders
 

Mountain Biking Sundance Trail

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#558 of 1,378 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#5,822 in the world

This trail runs along the west shore of Carter Lake. The beginning of the trail is graded for wheelchair access. After that, the trail turns into a hot, rocky brute. There is no serious climbing, the trail is mostly flat, and incessantly rocky. It's hard to maintain speed, which would help get over the rocks. A test of your bike handling skills. Might be easier on a hard tail. There are some trees, but it still gets supprisingly hot in the summer.

First added by Rob on Sep 28, 2006. Last updated Apr 29, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take U.S. Highway 287 to County Road 56 west of Berthoud. Turn left (west) onto County Road 56. Watch for the Carter Lake road sign after a sharp curve to the north (right). Turn left (west) onto County Road 8E and continue for 3 miles. Stop at the entrance station to purchase Park Entrance Permits, Follow County Road 8E west to the intersection about halfway up the hill. A sign will direct you to continue straight to the South Shore Campground. (from http://www.co.larimer.co.us/parks/driving_carter.htm). There is no parking at the North end of the South Shore Campground anymore, so park at the first big lot and head north.


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