The North Inlet Junction Backcountry Campsite is a two-site camping area near the junction of North Inlet Trail and Lake Nanita Trail in western Rocky Mountain National Park. The wooded sites, located at 9,600 feet, lie in a high glaciated valley below the Continental Divide. This is a perfect campsite if you’re hiking up to Lake Nanita and Lake Nokoni, two beautiful alpine tarns, nearby North Inlet Falls, or crossing the Divide to Bear Lake. Reach the campsite by hiking 7.5 miles up North Inlet Trail from the trailhead by Grand Lake or 9.2 miles from Bear Lake Trailhead. North Inlet Trail gains 1,060 feet and takes about seven hours to hike from car to camp. A privy is at the site. Get water from the creek but boil or treat before use. The campsite is snow-free by mid-June.
Recommended season(s): Mid-June to September.
—Stewart M. Green