Indian paintbrush…

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Trappers Lake…

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Prescribed burns planned at Ute Creek and Trappers Lake

RBC I The Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest plans to conduct slash pile burning in the Ute Creek and Trappers Lake area in the coming days. Share on Facebook


Burned out snags, killed in the Big Fish fire in 2002, stand as silent sentinels over the west end of Trappers Lake, located about 50 miles east of Meeker. The area is popular with those who like to stay at Trappers Lake Lodge and its cabins as well as the many campgrounds that dot the […]

Indian paintbrush…

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Rio Blanco County man dies in hiking accident in Trappers Lake area

MEEKER I A 20-year-old Rio Blanco County man died of injuries sustained Sunday while hiking with friends on Himes Peak, 46 miles northeast of Meeker near Trappers Lake, just over the Rio Blanco County line in Garfield County. Share on Facebook

Snow in the high country…

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Another look at Trappers Lake and the Wilderness Act

RBC I Only God can make a tree, but only Congress can designate a wilderness, and the Wilderness Act, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, became the law it is today largely because a powerful Colorado congressman, Wayne Aspinall, blocked the legislation in his committee over and over again. Share on Facebook

Historic school tour…

Participants of the Historic Schools Upper White River tour group take a break at Trappers Lake after visiting the original Buford School last week. Share on Facebook

After Carhart, Trappers, changes lead to Wilderness Act of ’64

RBC I Although Arthur H. Carhart helped introduce the modern wilderness idea during his survey of Trappers Lake in 1919 (a subject I discussed in my previous article), the wilderness concept itself continued to evolve. Two factors affected its development. Share on Facebook

— 50 Years of The Wilderness Act — Trappers Lake the ‘cradle of the wilderness’

RBC I Trappers Lake, Colo., is significant because it was one of the birthplaces of the wilderness idea. Some even call it the “cradle of the wilderness” for this reason. Share on Facebook

Fishing good at Trappers Lake

RBC — The fishing might be good, it might not be. Either way, an outing to the high country is its own reward, and with the heat of summer descending on the lowlands, the time or visiting some Alpine gem is at hand. With summer prevailing in the city, the high country is calling out […]