The Ditch Camp Backcountry Campsite sits by a meadow surrounded by a spruce and fir forest between Lulu Creek and Sawmill Creek in upper Kawuneeche Valley in Rocky Mountain National Park. The campsite offers one individual site and one group/stock site at 10,160 feet. The campsite area was a construction camp used by Chinese laborers that built the Grand Ditch in 1900. Reach the site by hiking 4.6 miles on Colorado River Trail from a trailhead on U.S. 34. The trail gains 1,160 feet from car to camp and takes almost five hours to hike to the site. A privy is at the site. Find water in nearby Lulu Creek. Treat or boil water before use. The campsite is snow-free by late June.
Recommended season(s): June to September.
—Stewart M. Green