Popular activities in the Indian Peaks Wilderness include backpacking, backcountry camping, day hiking, horse packing, fishing and hunting. The wilderness is broken into 18 travel zones with varying regulations regarding the activities allowed. Permits are required for anyone camping overnight from June 1 through September 15.
You may obtain a permit by mail or in person. There is a $5.00 reservation fee for all dates. Please allow two weeks to receive reservations by mail. Permits may be obtained in advance or on the day of your trip. Day-of-trip permits are not available for heavily used travel zones. Without advanced reservations, your preferred zones and dates may not be available. Contact one of the Ranger District offices, the Indian Peaks Ace Hardware in Nederland or stop in the Monarch and Junco Lake Wilderness Stations (day of trip permits only), for permit applications.
Please Select from any of the Recreation Activities listed below.