Sunset Group


  • 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 north of trail. Site is in an area that was severely burned by wildfire in 2020. A wood sign indicates the path to the site; the path may be marked by red arrowheads on trees. This site may not have a silver metal arrowhead. Camp in the in the cleared area, not on any vegetation. Camp safely away from standing dead trees.

Number of Sites: 1 group
Elevation: 9,550 feet
Distance: 3 miles from Green Mountain TH, 5.7 miles from Tonahutu TH
Approximate Travel Time: 2 to 3 hours from Green Mountain TH, 5 to 6 hours from Tonahutu TH
Elevation Change: 750 feet gain from Green Mountain TH, 1,010 feet gain from Tonahutu TH
Privy: NO—Use pack in and pack out human waste bags.

Water Source: Water is available from creek. Boil or adequately treat all water.

To Reach the Trailhead (TH): Green Mountain TH: From Kawuneeche Visitor Center follow Hwy 34 north approximately 3.1 miles to the TH which is on the right side of Hwy 34.
Drawing of Sunset Group Campsite Location
Modified: 07/22


Last updated: August 15, 2023

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1000 US Hwy 36
Estes Park, CO 80517


970 586-1206
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