The Hunters Creek Backcountry Campsite hides in a dense fir and spruce forest by Hunters Creek just east of Sandbeach Lake in southern Rocky Mountain National Park. The one-site campground is 0.2 miles east of the point where Sandbeach Lake Trail crosses the creek. The site, sitting at 9,760 feet, is usually not clear of snow until mid-June. There is no pit toilet at the site so you need to bring wag bags for human waste. Get water from Hunters Creek, but always treat or boil the water before use. The campsite is 3.3 miles from the Sandbeach Lake Trailhead. The trail gains 1,450 feet from car to camp. Allow three to four hours to hike to the site.
Recommended season(s): Mid-June to September.
—Stewart M. Green