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    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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Backcountry Off Trail Travel Zones

Crosscountry Areas Regulations:

  • Camp must be established within the designated cross-country zone.
    1. at least 200' (70 adult steps) from water.
    2. out of sight and sound of trails and other campers.
    3. below treeline and out of meadows.
    4. and moved at least 1 mile each night.
    5. no more than 2 nights in 1 crosscountry zone
  • Party size is limited to 7 people.
  • Fires prohibited. Use portable stoves only.
  • Stock prohibited.
 

East Side of the Park

Site Code

Name

Number of Parties

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

1

3N

Echo Creek

2

1P

Columbine Creek

4


Did You Know?

a photo of a coyote

Kawuneeche Valley is on the west side of the Continental Divide and channels water into the Colorado River. Kawuneeche means Coyote in Arapaho.