North Inlet Group Backcountry Campsite is a group and stock site south of the North Inlet Creek Trail and Creek in western Rocky Mountain National Park. The quiet site, located at 9,290 feet on valley floor, is reached by hiking 6.5 miles from North Inlet Trailhead by Grand Lake. The campsite lies in thick spruce and fir forest 10.2 miles west of Bear Lake Trailhead on the east side of the park. Allow six to seven hours to hike from car to camp. Parties with stock animals need to cross the creek at a path a half-mile west of the site that’s marked with a sign. Use extreme caution when crossing at high water in spring and early summer. Hikers can cross the creek on a bridge north of the site. The site has a privy. Get water from the creek. Boil or treat all water before use. Campers must have a stock or a group permit to stay here. The campsite is snow-free by mid-June.
Recommended season(s): Mid-June to September.
—Stewart M. Green