Silvanmere Backcountry Campsite lies at 9,360 feet in a mixed conifer and aspen forest on the east side of North Boundary trail and south of the North Fork of the Big Thompson River and the North Fork Patrol Cabin. The two-site camping area, tucked in the northeast corner of Rocky Mountain National Park, is reached by a short path marked by red arrowheads on trees. The campsite is 5.6 miles from the Dunraven Trailhead, via North Fork and North Boundary trails. It gains 1,400 feet from car to camp and takes five to six hours to hike to the site. There is no pit toilet so bring wag bags for human waste. Get water from a seasonal stream just south of the site. The creek dries up by mid-June so get water from the river. Boil or treat all water before use. The campsite is snow-free by early June.
Recommended season(s): June through September.
—Stewart M. Green