Onahu Bridge Backcountry Campsite is the easternmost of three sites along Onahu Creek in western Rocky Mountain National Park. The single campsite hides in a pine and spruce forest north of Onahu Creek just before Onahu Creek Trail crosses a foot bridge over the stream. The quiet site is a great stopover if you’re backpacking or fishing in Onahu Creek. Onahu Bridge, located at 9,650 feet, is 2.9 miles from Onahu Creek Trailhead on U.S. 34. The trail gains 830 feet from car to camp. Allow two to three hours to hike up Onahu Creek Trail. There is no privy at the site so practice good sanitation by using wag bags for waste disposal. Get water from Onahu Creek but boil or treat before use. The campsite usually is snow-free by June 17.
Recommended season(s): July through September.
—Stewart M. Green