Carter Lake Reservoir - Sundance Trail

EASY 26 reviews

Carter Lake Reservoir - Sundance Trail is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Berthoud, Colorado that features a lake. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
351 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

lake

views

rocky

12 days ago

Rates as "easy". Not. More like moderate or above!
Loose shale rock makes footing unstable, especially with two Labradors! Some steep drop-offs and poorly marked trail. Upside is beautiful scenery and a great place for dogs to swim about 1/3 way in.

hiking
15 days ago

This trail is rated as easy. It hikes more like a moderate. The constant elevation change and loose rocks were demanding and tiring. Since we hiked mid week we were alone on the trail.

hiking
20 days ago

I like this trail, but be ready, its not easy. its not super difficult, but the climbing and scrambling over ledges is very tiring, and the long, trail climbs are very tasking as well.. we went on a Wednesday afternoon, and we were the only ones on the trail, that was nice!

hiking
28 days ago

Very crowded, no views of the mountains. Follows Carter Lake parking lot to parking lot. So no view at the end that makes it worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

2 months ago

VERY pretty lake, the trail parallels the lake the whole way. Plenty of places to swim. The trail gets VERY busy in the summer months, if you space out and get past the first half mile it gets pretty isolated. Crumbly shale shelves make up the majority of the foot path.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

It's a decent trail that you'll want to do early before the boaters come out. I'd do it again.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful hike where your dogs can play in the water

walking
3 months ago

3 months ago

4 months ago

beautiful lake view throughout the whole walk.

hiking
4 months ago

6 months ago

trail running
6 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Note: there is a park fee of $7 per car; it is primarily a recreation area for boats and horses. Nice and shady, and fairly flat, if rocky. We were on the south end, there, you have to walk through the camp sites to get to the trail. Lots of rocks for small kids to throw in the lake.

Monday, August 08, 2016