Granite Falls Backcountry Campsite is a two-site area northwest of Granite Falls, a 50-foot-high slide waterfall, on Tonahutu Creek in western Rocky Mountain National Park. The quiet campsites lie on the western side of a broad sedge meadow about 0.2 miles past the waterfall. The sites are reached by separate side-paths from Tonahutu Creek Trail. Reach the sites by hiking 5.4 miles from Green Mountain Trailhead on U.S. 34 or eight miles from Tonahutu Trailhead farther south. The Green Mountain Trail approach is shortest, gaining 1,040 feet from the trailhead. Allow five or six hours to backpack from car to camp. There is no privy at the site, so bring wag bags for proper sanitation. Get water from the creek, but boil or treat before use. The campsite is usually snow-free by June 18.
Recommended season(s): Mid-June through September.
—Stewart M. Green