Wilderness Winter Camping

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

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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