• Respect Wildness... Practice the 7 Leave No Trace Ethics
  • Plan ahead and prepare: Plan your trip carefully. Prepare for extreme weather, hazards and emergencies. Plan for the least experienced member of your party.
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces: Hike single file in the middle of the trail or side by side in areas without trails. Camp in hardened areas only, not in meadows or on vegetation.
  • Dispose of waste properly: Pick up all spilled foods and trash. Disperse washing and cooking wastewater 70 adult steps (200 feet/60 meters) from camps and all water sources. Leave no evidence of your stay.
  • Leave what you find: Leave plants, rocks, antlers and artifacts as you find them for others to enjoy.
  • Minimize campfire impacts: CAMPFIRES PROHIBITED AT THIS SITE. Use portable stoves only.
  • Respect Wildlife: Use carry-in/carry-out bear resistant food storage canister April 1 through October 31. Minimize noise. Avoid lakes and streams at dawn and dusk.
  • Be considerate of other visitors: Respect the quality of every visitor’s experience.

EMERGENCIES: In case of emergency, call 911. Area map shows the location of the nearest phone.

Site Location: Site is located above treeline. Be aware of lightning danger and know what to do in case of a storm. Camps are to be established inside rock rings.

Number of Sites: 9 sites inside rock rings
Elevation: 12,760 feet
Distance: 6 miles from Longs Peak TH
Approximate Travel Time: 5 to 8 hours
Elevation Change: 3,360 feet gain
Privy: YES

Water Source: Water is available from Boulder Brook which runs among and under the boulders. Boil or adequately treat all water.

To Reach the Trailhead (TH): Longs Peak TH: From Beaver Meadows Visitor Center follow Hwy 36 approximately 1 mile east then turn right onto Mary’s Lake Road and follow approximately 2.4 miles to Hwy 7. Turn right and follow Hwy 7 approximately 5.6 miles to Longs Peak Road. Turn right onto Longs Peak Road. The TH and Longs Peak Ranger Station are at the end of this road (approximately 1 mile). The TH is beside the Ranger Station.
Drawing of Boulderfield Campsite Location
Modified: 04/17


Last updated: August 14, 2023

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


970 586-1206
The Information Office is open year-round: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily in summer; 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays - Fridays and 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturdays - Sundays in winter. Recorded Trail Ridge Road status: (970) 586-1222.

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