Backpacking

The Indian Peaks Wildness Area and Rocky Mountain National Park areas provide thousands of acres of wilderness camping opportunities. Both areas require permits and a small fee. Access points for the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area are at Hessie and Fourth of July Trailheads, and Brainard Lake.

PETS
Pets are permitted in the Indian Peaks Wilderness area on leash only. Pets are not permitted on trails within Rocky Mountain National Park. Check at the National Park Visitor Centers for other restrictions.
 
Indian Peaks Wilderness Area Permits

Indian Peaks Ace Hardware
74 Highway 119 South (behind Peak National Bank)
(303) 258-3132

Boulder Ranger District
2140 Yarmouth Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301
(303) 444-6600

Rocky Mountain National Park Back Country Permits

Park Visitor Centers
Rocky Mountain National Park
(970) 586-1206



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