13 semi-secluded cabins in the woods southeast of Estes Park, Colorado. Printable Map

The Details

  • Minimal water available - it is strongly recommended to fill your tank before you arrive
  • 2-burner, propane cook stove in cabin - bring your own kitchenware
  • Maximums: 8 people/2 vehicles/2 dogs for all but Aspen Cabin, where maximum is 4 people.
  • Padded bed surfaces (bunk beds) (sizes vary) - bring your own linens or sleeping bags
  • Table with benches
  • Picnic table
  • Fire pit
  • No electricity - propane lighting and heat provided
  • Vault toilet at each cabin
  • ADA accessible: Blue Bird Cabin and Big Gulch Cabin

The Rules

Check in: Begins at 1:00 pm

  • Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend: From 1-8 p.m. Stop at the Hermit Ranger Office building (at the entrance) before proceeding to cabin. If you will not be checking in by 8 p.m., call (970) 577-2090 at least one day in advance to make special arrangements.
  • Labor Day weekend through Memorial Day weekend: From 1-4:30 p.m. If you will not be checking in by 4:30 p.m., call (970) 577-2090 at least one day in advance to make special arrangements. Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Quiet Hours are 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. Please be respectful of your neighbors and other campers.
  • Pets must be on a leash of not more than 10 feet at all times and may not be left unattended.
  • Please keep vehicles on designated roadways. A permit is required on each vehicle. No off highway vehicles (OHV's).
  • Alcohol allowed at the campsite or cabin only.  No alcohol at day use areas.
  • No firewood collecting within the park. Firewood is available at the Information Center.
  • Campfires are allowed in park provided fire pits at designated campsites only. Check for possible fire restrictions upon arrival.
  • No fireworks at any time.

Driving Directions

17 Hermit Park Road
Estes Park, CO 80517

  • From I-25 and US Hwy 34 (passing through Loveland): Drive west on Highway 34 toward Estes Park. Turn left (south) onto Mall Road (CR63) for .6 miles. Turn left (east) onto U.S. Highway 36 for 2.1 miles. The entrance to Hermit Park will be on the right.
  • From I-25 and State Hwy 66 (passing through Longmont): Drive west on Highway 66 to Lyons, Colorado. Turn right onto US-36 W/5th Ave/W Main Street. Continue to follow US-36 W for ~16.5 miles. The entrance to Hermit Park will be on the left
  • From downtown Estes Park: Drive southeast on N St Vrain Ave/Highway 36 for ~4 miles. The entrance to Hermit Park will be on the right.

Seven cabins located at the water's edge on the west side of the South Bay Campground at Horsetooth Reservoir. To reserve, go to www.larimercamping.com, or call 1-800-397-7795.

The Details

  • 1 room, 12' x 16' inside
  • 12' x 8' covered front porch
  • Three padded bed surfaces (one double bed and one bunk bed) ~ bring your own linen or sleeping bags
  • Cabin 7 at Horsetooth Reservoir is the closest to the restrooms and drinking water
  • Tent pad for one tent
  • Total site capacity: up to five people in the cabin, and up to three people at the tent site
  • Picnic table
  • Fire grate
  • Two parking places about 40-50 feet from the cabin
  • Electricity, lights and ceiling fan
  • Heat and air
  • Table with four chairs
  • Water and restrooms located in nearby campground

The Rules

Check in: Begins at 1:00 pm (see details below)

  • Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend: Cabin check in begins at 1 p.m. Go to campground, to campground host site.
  • Labor Day weekend through Memorial Day weekend: Cabin check in is from 1-4:30 p.m. only. Go to campground. A ranger will be by. If you will not be checking in by 4:30 p.m., call at least one day in advance to make special arrangements: (970) 619-5610 (Mon - Fri, 9-4).
  • Two dogs allowed
  • No smoking inside
  • No open flames or cooking inside
  • One tent allowed per cabin
  • Five people maximum at the cabin, and three at the tent site

Check out: 11 am

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