Hinman Campground (CO)

Medicine Bow-Routt Nfs & Thunder Basin Ng

Hinman Campground, located 22 miles north of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, is a gateway to the Mt. Zirkel Wilderness along the Elk River Corridor with plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, river rafting and more.

There are 12 campsites, 6 of which may be reserved. Remaining sites are first-come, first-served. Each site is spacious and equipped with a campfire ring and picnic table. 

Need to Know

Natural Features

At an elevation of 7,700 feet, Hinman lies in the Rocky Mountains in the heart of the Routt National Forest near the South Fork of the Elk River. The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland encompass nearly three million acres from central and northeastern Wyoming to north-central Colorado. Black bear, bobcat, coyote, elk, mule deer and moose are just some of the many animals that inhabit these rich and diverse lands.

Nearby Attractions

Visitors might also enjoy stopping by Steamboat Lake State Park and Hahns Peak Lake Day Use, only a short drive away. Many more outdoor opportunities exist in the surrounding national forests and grasslands, including hiking, biking, camping, horseback and off-road vehicle riding, fishing, hunting, sightseeing and winter sports.


Provides a great gateway for hiking, biking and hunting. Trout fishing is accessible on the river as well as several mountain streams. 

Contact Information


925 WEISS DRIVE STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO 80487-9315 Phone Number For campground inquiries, please call: 970-870-2299

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Driving Directions

From downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado, take U.S. Highway 40 west and turn right on Routt County Road 129, locally known as Elk River Road. Continue north 17 miles, cross the Elk River just beyond the Clark Store, and turn right along the river on RCR 64, which becomes Forest Road 400/Seedhouse Road. Continue for 6 miles. Turn right, south on Forest Road 440 over the bridge on the south fork of the Elk River about 1 mile to Hinman Campground on the right, .

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