Sundance Mountain Climber's Log

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nannerbots - Oct 5, 2016 10:00 pm Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2016

Car climb  Sucess!

Well worth taking the time to park and hike (about a mile round trip). Saw a large herd of deer to the east and there were great views all around.


damgaard - Oct 8, 2015 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 18, 2015

First CO summit for me  Sucess!

30 min roundtrip from the road. Cold and windy but great views. Felt a bit dizzy since I flew in from Copenhagen (=sea level) the day before.


JLuthanen - Sep 27, 2014 10:22 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2014

First CO summit  Sucess!

Easiest work for the second tallest peak I've bagged this year. Views off the non road side were fantastic - drastic cliffs drops. Fun quick hike!

David Mortensen

David Mortensen - Aug 5, 2013 12:05 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2013

Sundance  Sucess!

I hiked up right off of Trail Ridge Road. The views were great.

Boriss Andean

Boriss Andean - Jul 29, 2012 10:57 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

Short hike  Sucess!

Nice views of Mummy Range and Never Summer Range. Those approaching dark clouds above the peaks looked surreal!

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - Jul 29, 2012 8:10 pm Date Climbed: Jul 29, 2012

From Trail Ridge Road  Sucess!

Got a late start today due to mechanical issues, and squeezed in this summit just before the storms hit. Hung out on the summit 'til approaching storm clouds chased me off. Dynamite views from this peak, plus saw two mighty huge bull elk near the mountain on the drive out. Was good to get back on Trail Ridge Road, it had been a few years.


Tangeman - Jul 5, 2011 6:52 pm Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2011

funfun  Sucess!

Easy, fun, and great views. Not a cloud in the sky, chilled on top for like a half hour, peaceful.


belexes - Jun 11, 2011 5:53 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2011

From Trail Ridge Road  Sucess!

I went to Sundance with my CMC BMS instructor, Matt, to practice some snow climbing in the couloirs north and east of the mountain. We went up and over the summit, then east and down into the cirque. We were gonna go up the northernmost of the east facing couloirs, but the snow conditions were not copacetic, so we climbed right back up the north facing slope, then back over the summit again on the way to the car. The park service just opened the road about a week ago, so there's still a fair amount of snow up on Trail Ridge.


mjp20k - Jun 6, 2011 5:50 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 1996

Easy stroll  Sucess!

Half-hour round-trip from the road.


heather14 - Sep 20, 2010 2:55 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 2010

Plan B  Sucess!

After being turned away from Snowdrift by a ranger due to a fire on the west side I decided to make the annual fall pilgramage up Fall River Road and also added a few ranked bumps along the way.


jczog - Aug 22, 2010 1:57 am Date Climbed: Aug 3, 2010

Elk, Tourists, Views  Sucess!

Fun family outing.


CSUMarmot - Aug 21, 2010 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2010

Rock Cut  Sucess!

Nice views of Chapin


chicagotransplant - Aug 15, 2010 10:17 pm Date Climbed: Aug 15, 2010

Tundra walk  Sucess!

Hiked up the tundra from the Forest Canyon overlook parking area. Saw a nice herd of a dozen or so elk on the slopes on the way up. Part of a day touring the peaks along Trail Ridge Road.


ryguy79 - Jun 13, 2010 2:30 pm Date Climbed: Jun 12, 2010

North side couloir  Sucess!

Fantastic couloir climb on the north side. Easy approach from Trail Ridge Rd, downclimbed mixed snow and rock and back up one of the narrower couloirs. Fun day despite poor visibility and new snow in June.

Brian Kalet

Brian Kalet - Aug 18, 2009 7:45 am Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2009

Sundance Bowl  Sucess!

Trip Report


AFmountaineer - Sep 28, 2008 10:36 am Date Climbed: Jun 19, 2006

Views  Sucess!

Fun mini alpine experience with route finding. The last part was pretty steep but the views were tremendous.


kavak - Jul 25, 2008 10:00 am Date Climbed: Jun 17, 1990

From Trail Ridge Road  Sucess!

I took my son with me on this one. Saw my first Brown-capped Rosy Finches. There was still lots of snow in the area.

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Jan 9, 2007 12:28 pm

Good kid mountain  Sucess!

This is good accomplishment for kids, only about a quarter mile with 500 feet elevation gain; the first picture on this page tells it like it is. Views are great, but not that much better than driving the road. We had 20-25 mph wind, my understanding is that the wind gets a *lot* stronger.


Yeti - Dec 4, 2006 5:56 pm

Trail?  Sucess!

Anyone know if we can be fined for going off the trail? :)

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Jan 9, 2007 12:25 pm

Re: Trail?

There's no trail. There are several high-use areas nearby with paved paths, where rangers might talk to you if you left the pavement, but Sundance is (relatively) lower use.

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