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Trappers Lake

Elevation: 9,627 Feet (3000.9 Meters)
Size: 302 Surface Acres

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General Description

Trappers Lake offers Cutthroat and Brook Trout fishing.

Directions from Meeker: 51 miles east of Meeker take State Highway 13 for 1 mile, turn right onto County Road 8 for 39 miles, then turn right on the Trappers Lake Road for ten miles to any of the 3 parking lots accessing Trappers Lake.

Current Conditions & Trip Reports
Open Updated: 2000-05-26 17:46:00.0

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Filed By: Ryan and Cody (Denver, CO)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: We had a whole lot of trouble finding the lake but we are horrible navigators. Once we found it, we swore we'd come back every year. The scenery is unreal, every where you look you see a postcard view. Aside from the scenery, the fishing was great. We caught and released many decent sized Cutthroat and Brookies. Later found that the best way to get there is on the scenic by-way out of Yampa and to Trapper's road. We had great lunch and conversation at the Buford store.
Conditions: WET, WET, WET. But bearable. Hiked up to McGinnis Lake. The rain started at the same time we started hiking and although it kept us cool, the steep trail was rough. Half of the lake is surrounded by fallen trees that make the going pretty slow.
Water Availability: Brought filters to treat water.

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Not Recommended
Report: Road was extremely rough. would not recommend taking trailer with horses. gave up getting to the lake due to rough road.

Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Cold Water Fishing Fish Species: Cutthroat Trout and Brook Trout
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Trappers Lake

Related Activities
Trappers Lake Campground - Trappers Lake is located 50 miles east of Meeker. There are four campgrounds available in the Trappers Lake area: Bucks, Trapline, Cutthroat and Shepherds Rim. All four are described here.

Trappers Lake Trail - This trail leads from south of Trappers Lake, up Fraser Creek and up onto the Flat Tops Plateau. It continues across the Flat Tops Wilderness to Indian Camp Pass, north of Deep Lake.

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Visitor Information:

Blanco Ranger District, 317 E. Market , Meeker, CO, 81641, Phone: 970-878-4039, Fax: 970-878-5173


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