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 area nearby.
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.
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 […]
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. […]