Meeker - Northwest Colorado

Includes Buford, Trappers Lake

 

Meeker, gateway to the White River National Forest and the Flattops Wilderness (accessible only by foot or on horseback), attracts many visitors who come for the excellent fishing and hunting. The White River Forest, with one of the largest elk herds in Colorado, has 111 miles of fishable streams and 780 acres of lakes. Named for Nathan C. Meeker who arrived in 1878 to head White River Indian Agency, the town sits amidst hidden valleys, hot springs and quiet retreats which prompted Utes to call it the land of shining mountains. Meeker is still a ranching community with old brick buildings and relaxed, small-town atmosphere. In 1919, Arthur Carhart, a Forest Service landscape architect working east of Meeker, wanted to create wilderness preserves which would be conserved forever, untouched by man and civilization. His idea was the core of the 1964 Wilderness Act which was fought by most Colorado politicians. Today, however, it's the designated wilderness areas that bring a steady stream of tourists. Wildlife in Piceance Basin includes thousands of animals that pick their way through Sagebrush, Cedar, Pinon, Juniper, and Douglas Fir. The basin has some 1,200 elk, 350 species of wildlife, 22 species of raptors, ranging from owls to eagles, and even a wild horse herd.

Pond with mountains in the background near Meeker, Colorado
Beautiful Scenery and Vast Wilderness Surround Meeker
Aerial view of the White River in Meeker, Colorado
The Town of Meeker is Nestled in the White River Valley
 

During September, the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials take place. This festival includes a handling exhibition, art exhibit and sale, craft festival, breakfasts and lamb feast, bag piper, food, and stockdog jackpot and calcutta. This is an annual event scheduled the first Wednesday through Sunday following Labor Day. An excellent way to spend time with family and a spectacle of intelligent, athletic Sheep Dogs.

Meeker is near: Dinosaur Area & Rifle

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Premium Meeker Businesses

Sable Mountain Outfitters: Fishing, Hunting, Horse Rides  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Scenic trail rides, high country fishing camp at Marvine Lake, Belgian horse wagon rides, guided big game hunting, and drop camps. Near Meeker in White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness.

Fishing Horseback Riding Hunting 



Featured Meeker Businesses

Sable Mountain Outfitters: Fishing, Hunting, Horse Rides  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Scenic trail rides, high country fishing camp at Marvine Lake, Belgian horse wagon rides, guided big game hunting, and drop camps. Near Meeker in White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness.

Fishing Horseback Riding Hunting 


Sleepy Cat Mountain: Lodging, Fishing, Snowmobile  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page
Adventure and lodging east of Meeker on the White River with views of Sleepy Cat Mountain. Cozy cabins and vacation homes with direct access to fishing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and hiking trails.

cabins vacation homes Snowmobiling 



For more travel information contact:

Meeker Activities and Maps

Scenic Byways:
Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Fishing:
White River Valley Fishing Map -UPDATED-

Rafting & Kayaking:
White River Rafting & Kayaking

Snowmobiling:
Meeker Snowmobile Trails


 
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