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Indian Peaks Wilderness

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Camping & Lodging

Permits: The Indian Peaks Wilderness is divided into backcountry zones. View a map of Indian Peaks Wilderness & Backcountry Zones (pdf, 274Kb). Permits are issued according to zone and required for camping between June 1 and September 15. Large groups (8 - 12 people) and/or organized groups such as scouts, churches, schools, internet outdoor groups and hiking clubs require permits year-round for day and overnight trips. Download a wilderness permit application form (pdf 134Kb).

Permits are limited and must obtained in advance from the Boulder Ranger District (2140 Yarmouth Ave, Boulder, CO 80301) or Sulphur Ranger District (9 Ten Mile Drive, P.O. Box 10, Granby, CO, 80446). Please download and complete the wilderness permit application form before visiting the office.

Camping: Click here for a list of Boulder Ranger District Campgrounds.

Visiting Tips

July & August are the best, but also the busiest months to visit the IPW.

Photos of Indian Peaks Wilderness - 13

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Crossing one of the Trestles coming down Rollins Pass towards Rollinsville
Jul 11, 2017 near Fraser, CO
Crossing the bridge at Coney Flats
Jun 27, 2018 near Nederland, CO
Fat biking Coney Flats in winter (also Sourdough and Cutoff)
Dec 4, 2018 near Nederland, CO
Final stretch to the divide.
Jul 27, 2013 near Fraser, CO
Deep winter at Coney Flats Trailhead.
Dec 4, 2018 near Nederland, CO
Great views from the top!
Dec 31, 2017 near Fraser, CO
Nice climb with great views.
Dec 31, 2017 near Fraser, CO
The trail near Rollins Pass
Sep 2, 2017 near Fraser, CO