Lower East Inlet Backcountry Campsite lies in a lodgepole pine forest on the north side of East Inlet Trail in western Rocky Mountain National Park. The single campsite, located at 8,640 feet, is easily accessed from the East Inlet Trailhead by hiking 2.3 miles on the well-maintained trail. Look for a wooden sign on the right that marks a short path to the site. The trail gains 250 feet of elevation and requires a couple hours of hiking from trailhead to campsite. There’s no privy at the site, so bring wag bags to practice proper sanitation. Get water from the creek but boil or treat before use. The site is snow-free by May 23.
Recommended season(s): Late May to September.
—Stewart M. Green