074 - NORTH INLET (GROUP/STOCK) (WF)
EMERGENCIES: In case of emergency, call Park Dispatch at (970) 586-1203 or 911. Map (over) shows the location of the nearest phone.
Site Location: Site is in a spruce/fir forest on south side of trail and creek. Stock parties should ford creek at Group/Stock sign---CAUTION SHOULD BE USED DURING SPRING AND EARLY SUMMER. Hikers should continue up trail and use bridge at site. A wood sign indicates the path to the site; the path may be marked by red arrowheads on trees. Camp safely away from standing dead trees, as near as is safely possible to the silver metal arrowhead.
Number of Sites: 1 group/stock
Elevation: 9,290 feet
Distance: 6.5 miles from North Inlet TH, 10.2 miles from Bear Lake TH
Approximate Travel Time: 6 to 7 hours from North Inlet TH, 9 to 10 hours from Bear Lake TH
Elevation Change: 750 feet gain from North Inlet TH, net loss 190 feet from Bear Lake TH (2,850 feet gain; 3,040 feet loss)
Water Source: Water is available from creek (obtain above stock ford). Boil or adequately treat all water.
To Reach the Trailhead (TH): North Inlet TH: From Kawuneeche Visitor Center follow Hwy 34 south approximately 1.7 miles to West Portal Road. Turn left onto West Portal Road and follow 0.7 miles to “Stop” sign. Continue on West Portal Road approximately 0.2 miles and turn left onto gravel road marked “North Inlet Trailhead.” Follow this steep road past water filtration plant and turn right into TH parking.
Last updated: October 26, 2022