Rabbit Ears Backcountry Campsite is south of Cow Creek and Cow Creek Trail in the northeast corner of Rocky Mountain National Park. The one-site camping area lies in an open pine forest below the landmark Rabbit Ears, a pair of twin granite boulders sitting on a pedestal. The 8,100-foot campsite is a good stop if you’re backpacking to Bridal Veil Falls or doing the loop trek around Lumpy Ridge. It’s popular so reserve early. The site has a privy and water is obtained from Cow Creek. Treat or boil water before using. The campsite is 1.4 miles up a broad valley from the Cow Creek Trailhead at McGraw Ranch or by hiking 6.1 miles from Lumpy Ridge Trailhead. Allow an hour to reach Rabbit Ears from the ranch parking.
Recommended season(s): June to October.
—Stewart M. Green