Carson Draw Trail System (Trail #93) | Black Hills & Badlands - South Dakota

Carson Draw Trail System (Trail #93)

  • Carson Draw Trail System (Trail #93)
Trail Difficulty: 
Trail Length: 
6.8 miles total
Trail Elevation Range: 
5480 - 6200
Feet Climbed: 

The Carson Draw Trail System is a moderately ranked, four-season, non-motorized system of trails that wind through Carson Draw just outside the town of Sundance in the Black Hills of Wyoming. From spring to fall, the trails are perfect for hikers, mountain bikers, and horse riders. This system offers even greater level of solitude to those searching for a more primitive trail experience full of authentic beauty and serenity. Pine, aspen, and oak stands surround the trails and provide diverse habitats for the abundant wildlife in the area.

Parts of the trail system have existed since the 1800s. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, miners and homesteaders made their way into the Bearlodge Mountains and settled. This trail system is named for one of those families, the Carsons.

Individual Trail Information:

    Carson Cut-Across Trail, 0.7 mile, Difficulty Rating: Moderate.

    Carson Draw Trail, 3.8 miles, Difficulty Rating: Moderate.

    Carson Draw Spur 1, 1.0 mile, Difficulty Rating: Moderate.

    Carson Draw Spur 2, 2.0 miles, Difficulty Rating: Moderate.



From Sundance, take Highway 14 west one mile to FSR 838. Travel north on FSR 838 two miles to the trailhead which is on the west side of the road.

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