Happily Lost Backcountry Campsite is a great spot to get lost and found in the northeast corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. The single campsite sits in a dense conifer forest at 9,560 feet between the North Fork Trail and the North Fork of the Big Thompson River. A short path, marked with red arrowheads on trees, leads south from the trail to the site. The campsite has a privy on the north side of the main trail. Get water from the river but boil or treat before use. The campsite, 6.2 miles west of the Dunraven Trailhead, is reached by a five- to six-hour hike that gains 1,600 feet of elevation. The campsite is snow-free by early June.
Recommended season(s): June through September.
—Stewart M. Green