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Carter Lake Sundance Trail

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Berthoud, Colorado

Carter Lake Sundance Trail is a 5.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Berthoud, Colorado that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, camping, fishing, and horses. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.9 miles Elevation Gain: 265 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

running

lake

views

rocky

hiking
bugs
fee
rocky
8 days ago

hiking
bridge out
15 days ago

hiking
rocky
17 days ago

Fun trail along the lake. Was rocky - would label it closer to moderate than to easy due to the uneven trail. Good views, easy to follow. On Sunday afternoon, we passed probably about 20 groups of hikers. Most people great about allowing people to pass with distance- did not feel too crowded. $9 park entry for single vehicle

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is not well maintained. It’s very rocky and a real ankle-twister. At one point I lost the trail and had to bush whack to get back to the trail. It was very empty in the morning and pretty on the lake.

hiking
fee
1 month ago

fun, easy trail along lake.

running
rocky
1 month ago

Beautiful trail but not the best for trail running, very rocky.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

$9.00 fee, restroom was open! Wonderful 3 mile walk along the lake stepping over numerous rocks. 3 mile return back to car.

1 month ago

this is a beautiful trail in the morning with the sunrise. I would not say this is an easy trail as there are some pretty Rocky areas. I'm glad I had my sticks. we made it about halfway and them lost the trail so we didn't make it's the whole 3 miles. A local says you have to travel West up the ravine and over to pick up the trail to do the whole 3 miles south. And then back North for 3 miles makes a total of 6 miles.we were just disappointed that it seemed the trail just dead ended into some brush so I'm going to talk to the county about having some more markers. otherwise it's a beautiful trail and if all you want to do is a mile south in a mile back it's a good for that alone the lake. really beautiful. A hidden gem.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Nice easy hike with beautiful views!

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Nice easy hike. A bit muddy but that’s to be expected this time of year. No ice.

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
closed
fee
2 months ago

Tried to go on 3/12/20 but the construction on the new boat ramp prevented access of the trail. No sign at the entrance specifying closure.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail - well maintained! Kiddos ranging from 10-14 - easy hike. Few short pulls but very doable. Great way to see the west side of the lake. Hardly anyone on the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice hike with very few people. Came here after finding devils backbone closed again. Rocky and muddy in parts but could get around. Icy on some inclines and descents so hiking boots are recommended.

hiking
fee
4 months ago

If you do this trail from bathroom to bathroom it is 6.8 miles of nice terrain. there are some steeper parts with ice or loose rock that could make this trail difficult for people that aren't used to hiking or are older. Our dogs are still tired this morning due to the loose slate of the trail. Birds are in abundance we saw a red, orange, blue birds along with wood peckers, nut hatches and 2 different types of ducks.

hiking
4 months ago

Not too bad, really easy trail. There were some patches of ice, I did take a tumble on said ice, but other than that it was good and easy.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Fun trail!! Some rocky areas and pretty views along the whole way. Went in late January and only a few icy patches. Saw some deer along the way too.

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Nice trail close to town. Took around 3 hours to complete the 5.9 miles from the closest parking area.

hiking
fee
rocky
4 months ago

Nice close to town convenient trail. An easy hike. We had a little ice near the start of the trail but once we got by that it was mostly clear. Approximately 3 hours and 6.4 miles from the winter parking.

5 months ago

Great little trail through the trees and along the water. My dogs loved it! Part of the trail about a mile in had some snow/ice but the rest was clear. (Dec 31)

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