Flat Tops Wilderness: Meeker & Rangely
For 82 scenic miles, Colorado's Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway winds its way through lush river valleys, skirts the bountiful Flat Tops Wilderness and tours some of the state's least traveled roads, as well as two delightful Wild West towns.
There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.
Stick around after your lunch at Trappers Lake Lodge and go horseback riding. The trail boss will guide you up to the top of the Flat Tops Wilderness where the expansive views will take your breath away.
Head over to Ripple Creek Lodge in Meeker. Spend the time before dinner fishing their backcountry streams, have dinner at the lodge and settle in for a cozy night in their vacation cabins.
The lake contains approximately 13,800 acre-feet of water, allowing plenty of room for water skiers and fishing. The south side of the lake contains two swim areas and the docks are seldom crowded.