Backcountry Guide

Camp Sites

Backcountry Designated Campsites
Crosscountry Zones

Backcountry Campsite Map (Adobe Acrobat PDF file – 115 KB)
  • Miles listed are from the nearest trailhead (not all trailheads are listed).
  • All sites are stove only unless disignated (WF) where wood fires are permitted in grates provided at the site.
  • The higher the elevation the later the site melts out from snow. For current conditoins contact the Backcountry office (970-586-1242).

Backcountry Designated Campsites
CODE
Name
Number of Sites
Miles
Elevation
(in Feet)
Individual
Group
(WF) designates sites where wood fires are allowed in metal grates,
all other sites allow camp stoves only.
EAST SIDE OF THE PARK
NORTH FORK AREA — Dunraven Trailhead (7,960)
001 Boundary Creek (WF) 2   4.6   9,120
002 Kettle Tarn 2   4.9   9,200
003 Silvanmere (WF) 2   5.7   9,360
004 Halfway (WF) 2   5.6   9,360
005 Aspen Meadow Group (WF)   1 5.9   9,520
006 Happily Lost (WF) 1   6.2   9,560
007 Lost Falls (WF) 2   6.7   9,600
008 Sugarloaf 1   8.2 10,290
009 Stormy Peaks South 1   8.6 10,840
010 Stormy Peak 2 1 11.0 11,160
011 Lost Meadow (Group-Stock) 1 1 8.4 10,420
012 Lost Lake 4   9.7 10,714
013 Rabbit Ears 1   1.4   8,100
014 Peregrine 1   2.0   8,480
015 McGregor Mountain (WF) 2   4.5   9,040
016 Big Horn Mt. (Group-Stock) (WF)   1 6.5 10,620
MUMMY RANGE — Lawn Lake Trailhead (8,540)
017 Lower Tileston 1   6.3 10,650
018 Tileston Meadows 2   6.0 10,800
019 Upper Chipmunk 2   4.2 10,640
020 Ypsilon Creek 1   2.6   9,560
021 Cutbank 1   2.3   9,620
022 Golden Banner 1   2.6   9,600
023 Lawn Lake (1 Indv-Stock) 5   6.2 10,987
GORGE LAKES AREA — Milner Pass Trailhead (10,758)
024 Little Rock Lake 1   6.0 10,280
BEAR LAKE AREA — Bear Lake (9,475), Glacier Gorge (9,240), Hollowell Park & Fern/Club Lake (8,155)Trailheads
025 Ute Meadow (Llama) 1   2.2 10,000
026 Arch Rock 1   1.6   8,240
027 Old Forest Inn 2   1.7   8,400
028 Fern Lake 4 1 3.8   9,530
029 Spruce Lake 2   4.6   9,670
030 Odessa Lake 2   4.1 10,020
031 Sourdough 1   2.5 10,600
032 Cub Creek 2   2.2   8,600
033 Mill Creek Basin 2   1.6   9,000
034 Upper Mill Creek 2   1.8   9,200
035 Wind River Bluff 1   1.0   8,800
036 Over the Hill 1   1.3   8,800
037 Upper Wind River 2   1.6   8,940
038 Boulder Brook 2 1 3.6 10,200
039 Glacier Gorge 1   3.5 10,000
040 Andrews Creek 1   3.3 10,560
H1 Sprauge Lake Camp   1 .6   8,760
LONGS PEAK AREA — Long's Peak Trailhead (9,404)
041 Moore Park 2   1.7   9,760
042 Goblins Forest 6   1.2 10,120
043 Battle Mountain Group   1 2.8 11,000
044 Boulderfield 9 sites: 2 (1 tent),
3 (2 tents), 4 (3 tents)
6.0 12,760
WILD BASIN AREA — Wild Basin & Sandbeach Trailheads (8.500)
045 Hole-in-the-Wall 1   1.9   9,240
046 Campers Creek 1   2.3   9,600
047 Beaver Mill 1   3.0   9,640
048 Hunters Creek 1   3.3   9,760
049 Sandbeach Lake 4 1 4.2 10,283
050 Pine Ridge 2   1.4   8,880
051 Tahosa 1   1.7   9,040
052 Aspen Knoll (llama) 1   2.3   9,400
053 Siskin 1   3.2   9,460
054 North St. Vrain 2   3.5   9,560
055 Thunder Lake (1 Indv-Stock) 4 1 6.8 10,574
056 Ouzel Lake 1   4.9 10,020
057 Upper Ouzel Creek 1   6.0 10,600
058 Finch Lake (Group-Stock) 2 1 4.5   9,912
059 Pear Creek 3   6.4 10,550
060 Pear Lake 1   6.6 10,582
WEST SIDE OF THE PARK
EAST INLET — East Inlet Trailhead (8,391)
061 East Meadow 2   1.5   8,550
062 Lower East Inlet 2   2.3   8.640
063 Cats Lair 3   4.0   9,200
064 Gray Jay (WF)   1 4.9   9,650
065 Slickrock 1   6.0 10,000
066 Solitare 1   6.2 10,120
067 Upper East Inlet 1   6.6 10,200
068 Lake Verna 1   6.9 10,280
NORTH INLET — North Inlet Trailhead (8,540)
069 Summmerland Park (WF) 1 1 1.2   8,535
070 Twin Berry 2   3.0   8.680
071 Cascade Falls 1   3.5   8,840
072 Big Pool 2   5.0   9,160
073 Grouse Berry 2   6.2   9,250
074 North Inlet (Group-Stock) (WF)   1 6.5   9,290
075 Foot Bridge (WF) 1   6.5   9,290
076 Ptarmigan 1   6.7   9,360
077 Porcupine (WF) 2   6.8   9.360
078 North Inlet Junction 3   7.5   9,600
079 North Inlet Falls 1   7.6   9,540
080 Pine Marten 2   7.8   9,560
081 July 3 1 9.7 10,760
TONAHUTA AREA — Tonahuta (8,540) & Green Mountain (8,800) Trailheads
082 Lodge Pole 2   1.7   9,200
083 Paint Brush 2   2.3   9,320
084 South Meadow 1   2.4   9,360
085 Big Meadows   1 1.9   9,400
086 Sunset 1   3.0   9,550
087 Sunrise 1   3.5   9,600
088 Lower Granite Falls 2   5.1   9,760
089 Granite Falls 2   5.4   9,840
090 Tonahutu Meadow 2   6.2 10,050
091 Tonahutu (Group-Stock) (WF)   1 6.6 10,160
092 Renegade 1   7.0 10,200
093 Haynach (1 Llama) 2   7.2 10,760
094 Timberline   1 7.4 10,570
095 Onahu Creek 2   2.4   9,480
096 Upper Onahu 2   2.8   9,600
097 Onahu Bridge 2   2.9   9,650
TIMBER LAKE AREA — Timber Lake Trailhead (9,010)
098 Timber Creek 2   3.0 10,400
099 Jackstraw 2   4.0 10,760
100 Rockslide 1   4.5 10960
101 Snowbird 2   4.6 11,010
NEVER SUMMER RANGE — Colorado River Trailhead (9,000)
102 Valley View 2   3.2 10,260
104 Opposition Creek 1   3.5 10,440
105 Red Gulch   1 5.8 10,320
106 Hitchens Gulch 2   5.8 10,480
107 Dutch Town 1   6.2 10,760
108 Stage Road 1   4.2   9,530
109 Ditch Camp (Group-Stock) 2 1 4.6 10,160
110 Skeleton Gulch 1   6.7 10,560
111 Box Canyon 2   5.5 10,480
112 La Poudre Pass 3   7.8 10,200
HAGUE CREEK AREA — Corral Creek Trailhead (10,000)
113 Cache 2   5.0 10,150
114 Chapin Creek   1 5.5 10,240
115 Hague Creek (Group-Stock) 2 1 1.6   9,720
116 Desolation 1   2.3   9,840
117 Flatiron (WF) 1   2.8   9,840
118 Mummy Pass Creek (WF) 2   4.6 10,640
119 Koenig (Stock) 1   5.2 10,680
120 Mirror Lake 3   6.1 11,000

Crosscountry Zones
CODE
Name
Number of Parties
EAST SIDE OF THE PARK
1A South Cache La Poudre 1
1B Mount Dickinson 2
2B Cow Creek 2
2C Chiquita Creek 1
2D Upper Forest Canyon 3
3D Lower Forest Canyon 4
4D Hayden Gorge 1
1G Hunters Creek 1
2G Cony Creek 1
WEST SIDE OF THE PARK
1H Cascade Creek 2
2H Hague Creek 5
3H Cache La Poudre 3
2J Mosquito Creek 1
1K Onahu Creek 1
1L Nakai Peak 1
2L Mount Patterson 3
1M North Inlet 4
2M Ptarmigan Creek 1
3M Upper North Inlet 2
4M Ptarmigan Mountain 2
1N Mount Enentah `
3N Echo Creek 2
1P Columbine Creek 4