North Inlet Falls Backcountry Campsite is a single site near the North Inlet Junction campsite in western Rocky Mountain National Park. The campsite is on the right or west side of the Lake Nanita Trail just south of its junction with North Inlet Trail. The 9,540-foot campsite is ideal for hikers heading up to Lake Nanita and Lake Nokoni, two gorgeous alpine tarns, or hiking over the Continental Divide to Bear Lake. Reach the campsite by hiking 7.6 miles up North Inlet Trail from its trailhead by Grand Lake. The trail gains 1,000 feet and takes about eight hours to hike from car to camp. There’s no privy at the site so bring wag bags for proper sanitation or walk over to the privy at North Inlet Junction campsite. Get water from North Inlet Creek. Boil or chemically treat water before use. The campsite is usually snow-free by late June.
Recommended season(s): Late June to September.
—Stewart M. Green