Campers Creek Backcountry Campsite, one of five campsites along popular Sandbeach Lake Trail, is a single site in a thick fir and spruce forest south of Campers Creek. The trail runs 4.2 miles from the Wild Basin Entrance Station to Sandbeach Lake. Wild Basin, in southern Rocky Mountain National Park, is a spectacular region filled with waterfalls, alpine lakes, pristine valleys, and soaring peaks. The camping spot is reached by a two- to three-hour hike that gains 1,290 feet. It’s a good campsite if you’re hiking to Sandbeach Lake, a stunning lake with a large beach and fine views of surrounding mountains. The campsite doesn’t have a pit toilet; bring wag bags for human waste. Dip water from Campers Creek, but treat or boil it before use. The site is clear of snow by early June.
Recommended season(s): June to September.
—Stewart M. Green