Wilderness Winter Camping

  • If the designated site has more than 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow, camp at least 70 adult steps (200 feet/60 meters) away from the site. Do not camp in the site.
  • Camp safely away from standing dead trees.
  • Party size is limited to 12 people.
  • Fires prohibited. Use portable stoves only.
  • Camps must be established:
    1. within the designated wilderness winter zone, at least 1 mile from the trailhead.
    2. at least 70 adult steps (200 feet/60 meters) away from water.
    3. on snow or rock only -- never on vegetation or in meadows.
    4. out of sight and sound of other campers and trails.
 

East Side of the Park

Site Code

Drainage Name

Number of Parties

A2

South Fork Cache La Poudre

8

B1

North Fork of Big Thompson

9

B5

Cow Creek

6

C1

Roaring River

6

C2

Fay Lakes

5

C3

Chiquita Creek

4

C4

Fall River

6

C5

Sundance Creek

2

C6

Black Canyon Creek

4

D1

Big Thompson River

9

D2

Gorge Lakes

2

D3

Hayden Creek

5

D4

Hidden River

3

D5

Spruce Creek

3

D6

Fern Creek

3

D7

Beaver Creek

2

E1

Mill Creek

3

E3

Haiyaha Creek

2

E4

Icy Brook

3

E5

Glacier Creek

5

E6

Boulder Brook

4

E7

Wind River

4

F1

Roaring Fork

3

F2

Alpine Brook

6

F3

Inn Brook

2

F4

Cabin Creek

4

G1

North St. Vrain

7

G2

Hunters Creek

2

G3

Campers Creek

2

G4

Sandbeach Lake

2

G5

Ouzel Creek

6

G6

Cony Creek

4

West Side of the Park

H2

Hague Creek

4

H3

Chapin Creek

3

H4

La Poudre River

4

J1

Specimen Creek

3

J2

Colorado River

4

J4

Red Gulch

2

J5

Opposition Creek

2

J6

Big Ditch Creek

2

J7

Sawmill Creek

2

J8

Lulu Creek

3

J9

Bennett Creek

2

K1

Timber Creek

3

K2

Onahu Creek

3

L1

Tonahutu Creek

6

M1

North Inlet

6

M2

Ptarmigan Creek

2

M3

Hallett Creek

2

M4

North Inlet Lakes

2

N1

East Inlet

6

N3

Echo Creek

2

P1

Ranger Creek

2

P2

Pole Creek

2

P3

Columbine Creek

4


Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517

Phone:

(970) 586-1206
Have questions? We've got answers! Call 8am–4:30pm Mountain Time to speak with park staff (recorded information after hours). For Trail Ridge Road status, call (970) 586-1222.

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