Campuses & Service Centers
Meeker

Meeker CenterThe Meeker Service Center is located at 345 Sixth Street, Suite 7 in the Riegel Building in Meeker. Located near the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, home to the world's largest herd of indigenous elk, Meeker is a true ranching town. Fishing and hunting are also big businesses here. Vacation opportunities abound in the area, which includes the White River National Forest and Routt National Forest.

Area guest ranches and endless outdoor adventures draw visitors to this out-of-the-way town. Although most outdoor excursions are in your hands to plan, there are some local fly-fishing guides. Elk Creek Lodge will set you up with lessons and accommodations.

Several lakes are accessible from Meeker, including popular Trapper's Lake. You can stay over here - 14 rustic lodges freckle the lake's shores. A dramatically scenic drive is the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway; the 82-mile drive starts in Meeker and offers lots of picturesque pull-offs along the journey to Yampa.

Locals tend to meet and eat the Meeker Cafe, next to the historic hotel with the same first name. And the White River Museum, housed in part of original log military quarters, collects everything from Native American artifacts to photographs of early settlers. There's also a short, self-guided tour of historic downtown that's available to the public.

Two local festivals are worth mentioning: Range Call, a historic Fourth of July rodeo, and the annual Sheep Dog Trials in September. Meeker is the Rio Blanco County Seat and home to 2,242 people who love Meeker's small town atmosphere, low crime rate, open spaces, historic downtown shopping district and clean air.  The town lies at an elevation of 6,240 feet nestled in the beautiful White River Valley. The Flat Tops Wilderness Area and White River National Forest are only 30 miles away. Sheep and cattle drives still go through the town.