July Backcountry Campsite offers two individual sites and one group site on slopes above Hallett Creek and North Inlet Trail in western Rocky Mountain National Park. The rugged campsites are good stopovers for backpackers trekking between the North Inlet Creek area and Bear Lake Trailhead. The 10,760-foot camping area is just below timberline. The Park Service describes the sites as “small, rocky, sloping, and may collect water.” Reach the campsites by hiking 9.7 miles from North Inlet Trailhead by Grand Lake or seven miles from Bear Lake Trailhead. Allow nine to ten hours to hike from North Inlet to the site and six or seven hours from Bear Lake. The site has a pit toilet. Get water from Hallett Creek, but boil or treat before use. A group camping permit is necessary to use the group site. The campsite is usually snow-free by mid-July.
Recommended season(s): Mid-July to September.
—Stewart M. Green