Himes Peak Campground


The Himes Peak Campground has 11 campsites. It provides direct access to Big Fish Trail #1819, and hiking in the Flat Tops Wilderness. Fishing in nearby Rainbow Lake and Big Fish Lake is good. Elk hunting can be very good in season.

At a Glance

Fees Check our forest-wide campground table for current pricing. 
Open Season: June 5, 2020 - October 4, 2020
Usage: Medium
Restrictions: Wilderness regulations apply within Flat Tops Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Meeker, CO
Water: Variable, call (970) 878-4039 to confirm
Restroom: Vault Toilets
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Blanco Ranger District, 970-878-4039

General Information


The Himes Peak Campground is 46 miles east of Meeker, CO.

From Meeker, take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn right (east) on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 39 miles. Turn south on Trappers Lake Road #205, and continue 6 miles to the Himes Peak Campground. The Big Fish Trailhead is on the left as you enter the campground.

Recreation Map

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Camping & Cabins

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Campground Camping

No. of Sites 11 single sites
Reservation Info Not reservable
No. of Accessible sites None

RV Camping

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