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Hinman Park

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National Forest

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.


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


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.__

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.


For facility specific information, please call (970) 870-2299.

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Ray & Terri F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2021

A run down and neglected CG

We are full-timers and have a 36 ft Class A with a Cherokee Trailhawk tow and stayed in site 1 for 2 days in late June. We had dropped our Cherokee just past the start of FR-440 and went to scout the area. I’ll get to the Hinman review in a minute. There is some dispersed camping further down Seedhouse Rd (County-64/FR-400) on FR-4002C that is right on the river, but that spur is extremely rough (large rocks, potholes and ruts), so we elected not to try it in our RV, though we did venture down it a little ways in our Cherokee. There were several tents and one pickup camper down there not very far from the start of the road, but no one past that that we could see. Then we scouted Hinman, which was well less than ideal, but we needed a place to stay. Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot nice to say about this CG. We would have stayed longer, but at$10/night, it wasn’t worth it. The picnic tables were in disrepair and most of the sites were extremely short and so sloped as to not be useable by any camper/RV, though a car and a tent might be able to use them, but there weren’t really many places to pitch a tent either. There were only 3 of 13 sites that would accommodate us, two pull-throughs and one back-in(site 13) and only the latter was mostly level. We did manage to get mostly level in site 1, which was quite large, but the front wheels were off of the ground a fair bit. This is a tiny CG(the loop is about 1/4 mile), which would be ok, but it is completely surrounded by private land, so you can’t even get down to the Middle Fork Elk River here, which is what we were hoping to be able to do, and there are signs indicating river access is private and permission is needed. Also, the hand water pump handle had been removed and so is out of service. There were quite a few dear in the CG and an elk or two as well, which was nice. There is no AT&T nor T-Mobile signal this far up Seedhouse at all, even with our weboost. There are only a few tall trees at any of the sites, so we were able to get DISH coverage on all three western satellites at our site. There were no OTA channels to be had with our fixed omni antenna.

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  • Review photo of Hinman Park by Ray & Terri F., June 27, 2021
  • Review photo of Hinman Park by Ray & Terri F., June 27, 2021
  • Review photo of Hinman Park by Ray & Terri F., June 27, 2021
Kate L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2020

Perfect homebase for Steamboat area hikes

Stayed here for two nights. Beautiful views all around, plenty of space between campsites ans a creek nearby. Great hikes just a short drive away and Steamboat Springs is easy to drive to for meals or supplies (~40 min drive) Cheap, convenient, and great for groups ($5/night with interagency pass). Big love

  • Review photo of Hinman Park by Kate L., August 30, 2020
  • Review photo of Hinman Park by Kate L., August 30, 2020
  • Review photo of Hinman Park by Kate L., August 30, 2020


Hinman Park is located in Colorado

Detail location of campground


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, .


40.747178 N
106.83755 W

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