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    Suggestions for NE of Meeker

    Any of you folks doing any biking in the hunting areas #12 & 13 NE of Meeker?
    I'm planning on a 10-16 day scouting trip to that general area looking for a decent
    camp site. Will be up there for this trip about June 4-20th. I'll be in a marroon Ram, dragging a two tone baby blue/white camp trl. IF you see me, please stop by, or flag me down even. I'd welcome the chance to meet you.

    Will be taking the MTB along in hope's of doing some riding around the area.
    I've never been up there before. Have driven thru Meeker's corner headed W yrs ago,
    but, that's all I've seen, or been to so far.

    I could sure use some suggestions, even names would be appreciated.
    IF you have info you don't want to put out in public, please e'mail me in confidence.

    Thanks much,
    GeorgeLD

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    I wrote the Rangers up near Meeker about mountain biking trails when I was headed up near Trappers Lake a few years back. They were helpful, and I've posted the response below. The website with some info I found is also posted below:

    http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/whiteriver/r...r/trails.shtml


    All trails within the Flat Tops Wilderness, including Trappers Lake are
    closed to all mechanized use which includes bicycles. Any trail outside of
    the wilderness is open to mountain biking as well as hiking and horseback
    riding. The web site describes the trails in fairly good detail and
    identifies them as to difficulty rating. The Lost Creek Trail, north of
    County Road 8 at the Lost Creek Guard Station might be one to take a look
    at. It's a single track, also open to motorcycles until the first of
    September, but not used by them too much. Also, the Pagoda Lake Trail
    might be one to look at coming down the Snell Creek Trail. That one,
    however, may be more difficult. We don't have a whole lot of mountain
    bikers in this area and no trails specifically designated for mountain
    bikers, however, you are welcome to give it a try!! I hope this helps, but
    if you have any further questions, please let us know.

    Patty Wyatt, Resource Assistant
    Blanco Ranger District
    Phone: (970)878-4039 Fax: (970)878-5173
    email: pwyatt@fs.fed.us

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    Thank you.
    Did you go? What did you find worth sharing?

    This trip will be for pleasure, camping, some riding, but, mostly scouting around for
    a Nov deer & elk hunt I'm planning on making.

    Thought taking the bike along would give me a chance to get acquainted with mtbiking.
    I've never ridden a bike on a trail yet. Have always walked it or been horseback. Which at both in the distant past now with bad knee's & back. Am hoping a bike will be easier if I take it slow.

    That area's a long way from me here in Pueblo. I'll contact this link & see what they'll tell me.
    Thanks again,
    GeorgeLD

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    JSD-
    Thanks for posting the link and e-mail. I'll be visiting Meeker several times over the next few months and look forward to exploring White River NF. Sounds like this area could have some great riding.

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    Jradin:

    Got a msg from a cousin today saying to check out Trappers Lake area,
    but, that it burned a few yrs ago so will be much different than when he was there.
    Since that's in the Wilderness area, don't think I'll make it in there.
    But, you might.

    Enjoy your visits, IF you see my rig, you're invited too.

    GeorgeLD

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeLD
    Jradin:

    Got a msg from a cousin today saying to check out Trappers Lake area,
    but, that it burned a few yrs ago so will be much different than when he was there.
    Since that's in the Wilderness area, don't think I'll make it in there.
    But, you might.

    Enjoy your visits, IF you see my rig, you're invited too.

    GeorgeLD
    Yeah, the trick is finding good rides that aren't impeded by Wilderness Areas. If/when I get a chance to explore the area I'll be sure to post a ride-report.

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