Colorado Backcountry Camping in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Backcountry Camping Guide



Colorado Backcountry Camping

The online Backcountry Camping Guide contains information on how to plan a trip, obtain a backcountry/wilderness permit, use the trails, set up camp, hike in a crosscountry area, and care for the backcountry/wilderness. It also details the range of opportunities for camping in the backcountry/wilderness of Rocky Mountain National Park: designated sites (individual and group), stock sites, crosscountry areas, bivouac areas (for technical climbers only) and winter areas.

It is your responsibility to know and follow all backcountry rules and regulations. Please read the Guide through in its entirety and browse other sections of the Backcountry Camping section that fit your needs.

We also recommend that you visit these topics in The Planning Your Visit section of the site: High Country Hazards, Weather and Climate, Leave No Trace, and Fishing. Please call 970.586.1206 for general information about the park.

You may use your credit card to order any of the following publications by phoning the Rocky Mountain Nature Association 970.586.1258 or visiting their web site www.RMNA.org.
  • Trails Illustrated Topographic Map of Rocky Mountain National Park.
  • Backpacking One Step at a Time, Manning.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park Hiking Trails, Dannen.

There are many other excellent sources on backcountry/wilderness hiking and camping. Take the time to learn Leave No Trace principles, how to backpack safely, and to how to care for the environment.


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