Sundance Lodge is on the spectacular Peak to Peak Scenic Byway, extending along the flank of the Rocky Mountains between Black Hawk/Central City and Estes Park, gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park.
See the header image showing the location of Sundance Lodge between the Town of Nederland and the hamlet of Rollinsville (on the Denver and Salt Lake rail line), and home to the famous Stage Stop Restaurant and Dance Hall.
The Byway is a gateway for recreational activities, including camping, fishing, hunting, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and skiing. It’s also a favorite car and motorcycle touring destination, and staging ground for off-road four wheeling and snowmobiling.
Open year ’round, the Byway is a star attraction when the Aspen trees turn to gold in the autumn. In the fall of each year, thousands of visitors flock to the area to view the spectacular vistas of golden aspens that blanket the nearby hillsides. Fall is also an excellent time for hiking and biking with days that are usually dry and warm.
Spring is the perfect time to view the many hillsides and meadows that are literally bathed in wildflowers. From the relatively common Indian Paintbrush to the quite rare Calipso Orchid, many photo and day hike opportunities abound.