• A translucent blanket of clouds hangs over the snowy continental divide above Bear Lake Road. NPS Photo by VIP Olsen

    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Backcountry Stock Sites

Due to rapidly changing conditions associated with the mountain pine beetle infestation and resulting dead trees that pose potential hazards, our requirements and regulations associated with camp sites and camping are also changing rapidly. Contact the Backcountry Office (970-586-1242) for current conditions, site availability, and regulations and requirements.

Stock Site Regulations (HORSES, MULES, BURROS, LLAMAS):

  • Camp must be established in "stock camps" only.
  • Party size is limited to 6 people and 8 stock at individual sites.
  • Party size is limited to 12 people and 16 stock at group stock sites.
  • Use stoves only. Fires prohibited, unless staying in a wood fire site with visible metal fire ring (using dead and down wood only).
  • Grazing is prohibited. Carry complete feed.
  • Loose herding is prohibited. Tie stock to hitchracks.
  • Ask for the Stock Use brochure for more information.

Site Code

Name of Camp Area and Trailhead

Individual Site, 6 people 8 stock

Group Site, 12 people 16 stock

Distance from Trailhead in Miles

Site Elevation in Feet

Privy

East Side of the Park

011

Lost Meadow
Dunraven Trailhead

1

8.4

10,420

Yes

016

Bighorn Mountain
Lawn Lake Trailhead

1

6.8

10,320

Yes

023

Lawn Lake
Lawn Lake Trailhead

1

6.2

10,990

Yes

025

Ute Meadow
Upper Beaver Meadows Trailhead

1(llamas only, limit 5)

2.7

9,450

No

052

Aspen Knoll
Wild Basin Trailhead

1(llamas only, limit 5)

2.3

9,400

No

055

Thunder Lake
Wild Basin Trailhead

1

6.8

10,570

Yes

058

Finch Lake
Finch Lake or Wild Basin Trailhead

1

4.6

9,910

Yes

West Side of the Park

074

North Inlet*
North Inlet Trailhead

1

6.5

9,290

Yes

091

Tonahutu*
Tonahutu or Green Mountain Trailhead

1

6.6

10,160

Yes

093

Haynach
Tonahutu or Green Mountain Trailhead

1(llamas only, limit 5)

7.2

10,760

No

109

Ditch Camp
Colorado River Trailhead

1

4.6

10,160

Yes

115

Hague Creek
Corral Creek Trailhead

1

1.6

9,720

Yes

119

Koenig
Corral Creek Trailhead

CLOSED



* identifies campsites where wood fires are allowed in metal grates; all other campsites allow camp stoves only.

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