The Mill Creek Basin Backcountry Campsite is a one-site camping area sitting among spruce and aspen trees near the basin’s southern end in Rocky Mountain National Park. The site, located 1.8 miles from the Hollowell Park Trailhead, lies north of Mill Creek. It’s a good overnight stop if you’re backpacking from the Fern Lake Trailhead to Bear Lake. The basin’s meadows fill with wildflowers in summer, including cinquefoil, penstemon, sego lilies, chiming bells, and strawberries. The 9,000-foot site has a latrine but peat must be added after use. Get water from Mill Creek. Boil or treat water before using.
Recommended season(s): Year-round.
—Stewart M. Green