Koenig Backcountry Campsite is a stock site for horse and llama packers near Cascade Creek and Mirror Lake in northern Rocky Mountain National Park. It’s a great campsite if you’re packing up to the lake or heading into the Comanche Wilderness Area. The single campsite, named for a cowboy that lived here, is in a meadow along the forest edge at 10,680 feet. It’s reached by traveling 5.2 miles from Corral Creek Trailhead to the west. Allow five to seven hours to reach the site. There’s no privy, so bring wag bags. Get water from Cascade Creek but boil or treat before use. You need a stock backcountry permit to camp here. Rules include no grazing; clean up after stock; using only established hitchracks; and limited party size. The site is snow-free by early July.
Recommended season(s): July through September.
—Stewart M. Green