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Snowmobiling: Colorado > White River National Forest > Blanco Ranger District

Quick Facts

Meeker vicinity Snowmobiling Area





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General Description

During the winter months, all access roads into the Blanco Ranger District of the White River National Forest are closed due to snow accumulation. These roads, miles of trails and thousands of acres of open parks provide almost unlimited opportunity to enjoy the sport of snowmobiling. The only part of the District closed to snowmobile use is the Flat Tops Wilderness.

The White River Snowmobile Club maintains some trails. Snowmobiling is increasing in popularity and most areas receive enough use to provide tracks to follow.

The following is a list of open areas that are conducive to snowmobiling:

Hay Flats: access Hay Flats Trail; south of Meeker.

Bar HL Park: access Bar HL Road; southeast of Meeker or west of Buford-New Castle Road.

Burro Mountain: access by Buford-New Castle Road; south of Buford, east of Buford-New Castle Road.

Wilson Park: access by Sleepy Cat Trail-East Beaver Loop; northeast of Meeker.

Hiner Springs: access by Buford-New Castle Road; south of Buford.

Upper Dry Creek: access by Four-mile Road/Widow Springs Road; southeast of Meeker.

Big Park: access by Big Ridge Trail; east of Buford and Marvine Creek.

Snell Park: access by Pagoda Lake Trail; west of Ripple Creek Pass.

Long Park-Sand Peak: access by Pagoda Lake Trail; west of Ripple Creek Pass.

Lost Park-Little Lost Park: access by Moeller Creek Road; northeast of Buford.

Sleepy Cat Area: access by Sleepy Cat Trail-East Beaver Loop; northeast of Meeker.

East Beaver Creek: access by Sleepy Cat Trail-East Beaver Loop; northeast of Meeker.

Triangle Park: access by Buford-New Castle Road, south of Buford.

Following Trails Maintained by the White River Snowmobile Club:

Flag Creek Road (Forest Rd. 211): south of Meeker.

Miller Creek Road (Forest Rd. 215): southeast of Meeker.

Buford/New Castle Road (Forest Rd. 245): between Buford and New Castle.

Sleepy Cat Trail (Forest Rd. 250 & 231): northeast of Meeker.

Ripple Creek Pass (County/Forest Rd. 8): east of Buford and Lost Creek Ranger Station.



Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Normally good snowmobiling beginning in late November-mid April. Updated: 2001-06-25 14:50:00.0


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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Snowmobiling Meeker vicinity Snowmobiling Area
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Related Activities
Big Ridge Trail - This trail begins near the mouth of Marvine Creek and climbs along Big Ridge to views of the surrounding mountains and valleys past several lakes and through a variety of ecosystems.

Buford-New Castle Road - This route takes you from Buford, 22 miles east of Meeker on the White River, to New Castle, 44 miles south, on the Colorado River between Glenwood Springs and Rifle. The road is gravel.

Long Park Trail - The Long Park Trail connects the Deadhorse-Long Park Loop four-wheel drive road #230 and the North Fork Road, County Road 8; also it connects with Lost Park Road #293.

Snell Creek Trail - The Snell Creek Trail connects County Road 8 with the Pagoda Lake Trail 5.5 miles to the north. It is open to motorcycle use.



More Information

Visitor Information:

Colorado Tourism Office, 1625 Broadway, Ste. 1700 , Denver, CO, 80202, Phone: 800-COLORADO

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