Peregrine Backcountry Campsite lies in a mountain valley by rushing Cow Creek in the northeast corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. The single campsite is a perfect overnight spot if you’re doing a loop backpacking trip around Lumpy Ridge or visiting lovely Bridal Veil Falls, a mile farther up Cow Creek. It’s a popular site so reserve early. The site has a privy and water is available from Cow Creek. Remember to treat or boil water before using. Fires are prohibited and stoves must be used for cooking. The 8,480-foot-high campsite is easily reached by hiking two miles on Cow Creek Trail from the Cow Creek Trailhead on the eastern edge of the park. The trail gains 640 feet. Hiking time is one or two hours. The campsite can also be reached from the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead.
Recommended season(s): June to October.
—Stewart M. Green