East Meadow Backcountry Campsite is a single site on East Inlet Trail just east of Grand Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. The site, located at 8,550 feet, is in thick forest just south of the trail near meandering East Inlet Creek. East Meadows, a montane meadow, sprawls along the bottomland by the campsite. Watch for moose and elk in the evening. Reach the campsite from the East Inlet Trailhead by hiking 1.5 miles on the trail, gaining 160 feet of elevation. Allow an hour to hike from trailhead to camp. No privy is at the site so bring wag bags for proper sanitation. Get water from the creek but boil or treat before use. The campsite is snow-free by May 22.
Recommended season(s): May to September.
—Stewart M. Green