Ute Meadow Llama


  • 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 in a dry, sandy area. Predominant forest type is white pine along with a spruce/fir mix. A wood sign indicates the path to the site; the path may be marked by red arrowheads on trees. It is approximately 50 yards from Main Trail to Small Stream and approximately another 100 yards from Small Stream to Site. Camp safely away from standing dead trees, as near as is safely possible to the silver metal arrowhead.

Number of Sites: 1 llama
Elevation: 9,450 feet
Distance: 2.7 miles from Upper Beaver Meadows TH, 3.6 miles from Ute Crossing TH
Approximate Travel Time: 3 to 4 hours
Elevation Change: 990 feet gain from Upper Beaver Meadows TH, 1,990 feet loss from Ute Crossing TH
Privy: NO

Water Source: Water is available from small stream that you cross going into site from trail. Boil or adequately treat all water.

To Reach the Trailhead (TH): Upper Beaver Meadows TH: From Beaver Meadows Visitor Center follow Hwy 36 west approximately 2 miles (do NOT turn onto Bear Lake Road). Then turn left on the gravel road marked Upper Beaver Meadows and continue to the end of the road (approximately 1.6 miles).
Drawing of Ute Meadow Llama Campsite Location
Modified: 04/17


Last updated: August 12, 2023

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Mailing Address:

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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