Onahu Creek Backcountry Campsite, one of three campsites along Onahu Creek, lies in a lush hanging valley west of the Continental Divide in Rocky Mountain National Park. The single site, located at 9,480 feet, is on the south side of Onahu Creek beside a broad meadow. Look for moose and elk in the willowy bottomlands along the creek near the site. The campsite is usually used by backpackers on a loop hike along Onahu Creek and Green Mountain trails. The site is 2.4 miles from Onahu Creek Trailhead on U.S. 34. Onahu Creek Trail gains 660 feet of elevation. Allow a couple hours to hike from car to camp. No privy is found at the site, so bring wag bags and practice safe sanitation. Get water from Onahu Creek. Treat or boil all water before use. The campsite is snow-free by mid-June.
Recommended season(s): Mid-June through September.
—Stewart M. Green