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Peltier Lake Trail

Beginning Elevation: 7,500 Feet (2337.9 Meters)
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation Gain: 1,500 Feet (467.6 Meters)
Ending Elevation: 9,000 Feet (2805.5 Meters)
Length: 6.5 Miles (10.83 Kilometers)
Trail Number: 1826
Usage: Light

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General Description

This trail begins at the Hill Creek Trailhead, along the South Fork of the White River. Starting up the Peltier Lake Trail, you are on an oak brush covered hillside that gradually changes to aspen as you climb the winding trail, 3 1/2 miles to Peltier Lake. Leaving Peltier Lake, you follow the contour three miles to Bailey Lake through aspen stands, sagebrush, and grass covered slopes. The Oyster Lake Trail junction is 6 1/2 miles from the trailhead, near Bailey Lake.

Directions from Meeker: Peltier Lake Trail is located 21 miles east of Meeker. Take State Highway 13 east out of Meeker for one mile; turn right on County Road 8 for 18 miles to the South Fork Road (County Road 10). Turn right for two miles, then jog left 1/4 mile, then right for 8 miles to the Peltier Lake Trail. Parking is available 100 yards up the road past the cattle guard.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2000-05-26 17:58:00.0

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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking
ICON Cold Water Fishing The Peltier Trail provides fishing access to Peltier Lake and Bailey Lake.
ICON Hiking & Walking
ICON Horseback Riding

Related Activities
Bailey Lake - Bailey Lake offers fishing for Brook Trout and Rainbow Trout.

Hill Creek Dispersed Camping Area - Hill Creek dispersed camping area is located 31 miles east of Meeker in the South Fork White River drainage, at an elevation of 8,000 feet. It is an undeveloped campground with a toilet. The access road is steep and rough.

Oyster Lake Trail - This 25 mile long trail begins just south of Buford. It intersects numerous other trails and passes many lakes while crossing the Flat Tops Plateau until reaching the Wall Lake Trail above Trappers Lake.

Peltier Lake - Peltier Lake offers Brook Trout fishing.

South Fork Campground - South Fork Campground is located 32 miles east of Meeker up the South Fork of the White River, at an elevation of 8,000 feet.


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