Desolation Backcountry Campsite sits off the Mummy Pass Trail above Hague Creek in northern Rocky Mountain National Park. The peaceful campsite is a good overnight spot if you’re backpacking up to Mirror Lake or over Mummy Pass. Moose are often seen in the bottomlands along Hague Creek. The single campsite, lying at 9,840 feet, is 2.3 miles from the Corral Creek Trailhead to the west. It’s reached by hiking a couple hours on Corral Park, Poudre River, and Mummy Pass trails. A wooden sign directs you to the site along a path marked with red arrowheads. No privy is at the site so bring wag bags for human waste disposal. Get water from Hague Creek. Treat or boil all water before drinking or use. The campsite is snow-free by early July.
Recommended season(s): July through September.
—Stewart M. Green