Trappers Lake is found between Yampa and Meeker in the Flattops Wilderness Area a distance of about 80 miles that goes over two passes Dunkley and Ripple Creek. Over eight years ago a fire devastated this area as can be seen in the pictures but it is still one of the prettiest places anywhere. The lake is packed full of native cutthroat trout and has a a dozen or so very rustic cabins to stay in plus a couple small campgrounds.
The people who pioneered here were hardy souls at the least as the only way in here when the snow flies is by snowcat or snowmobile. This is where the White River begins and flows west to Meeker. There is hardly any public access to this river as the wealthy own most all the land and they do not like to share. This is a very special area and the poor video is used only to illustrate the size of things.
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