The Over the Hill Backcountry Campsite is a single campsite in an open lodgepole pine woodland north of Wind River on the eastern edge of Rocky Mountain National Park. The site, along with nearby Wind River Bluff and Upper Wind River campsites, is often used by backpackers in the Glacier Basin area. The campsite, located at 8,870 feet, is 1.3 miles southwest of East Portal Trailhead at the park boundary southwest of Estes Park. Hiking time from car to site is one to two hours and the trail gains 550 feet. The site, located on a hill, has a privy. Drinking and cooking water is available from Wind River, although it often dries up by mid-July. Boil or treat all water before using and practice a Leave No Trace ethic. The site can also be access from the Sprague Lake Trailhead by hiking 2.2 miles and having a net gain of 160 feet since it gains 320 feet but loses 160 feet.
Recommended season(s): Year-round. Summer and autumn are best.
—Stewart M. Green