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
(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
, Weather and
, and Fishing
Please call 970.586.1206 for general information about the park.
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
- 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