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Backpacker Magazine – August 2008

Where Can I Find The Highest Designated Campsite?

Head to the RMNP for the highest designated camp–find out where below.

by: Backpacker Editors

(Photo by Shanon Davis)
(Photo by Shanon Davis)

The Answer: Rocky Mountain National Park's 12,760-foot Boulderfield, a talus plain below Longs Peak's 14,259-foot summit. Camp here, and you're in prime position to bag the classic–two trail miles and 1,419 feet above.

The Way: From the Longs Peak trailhead, hike six miles on the Longs Peak Trail to the Boulderfield's nine tent sites. Weekends from mid-July through August are the toughest dates to score; call on March 1 for the best shot, or go midweek. ($20; 970-586-1242; nps.gov/romo)




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