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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 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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