Sandbeach Lake Backcountry Campsite on the lake’s east bank offers four individual campsites and one group site. The soft sand beach along the lake is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the spacious views, including Longs Peak and Mount Meeker to the north. Find the campsites on the northeast side of the lake and just south of the trail’s end point. The group site is on the lake’s north side and west of a hitch rack behind a boulder. A wooden sign points the way to the campsites. The camping area is at 10,280 feet so it isn’t snow free until mid-June. Reach the lake and campsite by hiking 4.2 miles up Sandbeach Trail, gaining 1,970 feet from car to camp. Allow four to five hours to hike to the lake. A privy is north of the sites. Get water from inlet streams on the west side of the lake. Boil or purify water before use.
Recommended season(s): Mid-June to September.
—Stewart M. Green