Outdoor recreation is not limited to the warm summer months alone. The Meeker area also offers opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and excellent snowmobiling. Our local Snowmobile Club works hard to provide us with trail updates while keeping over 100 miles of trails groomed and maintained. Thousands of acres of public lands are accessible from groomed trails and are completely open to snowmobiling. Keep in mind that the Flat Tops Wilderness is located nearby, and that all motorized activity is prohibited within designated Wilderness.
From just outside the Wilderness boundary, snowmobilers can take in a beautiful view of Trappers Lake, travel up and over Ripple Creek Pass, or summit at Sand Peak and circle back towards Fawn Creek. There are trails for riders of all skill levels, and views all riders will enjoy.
The White River Snowmobile Club meets the third Monday of the month from October through April at 233 6th Street in Meeker, where they plan the club activities. Contact Troy Hilkey for more information at (970) 878-3320.
Cross country skiers, and those traveling on snowshoes can take advantage of the 2.2 mile Marvine snow trail which leads to a unique warming hut which is maintained by local residents.
The White River Nordic Council shares cross country ski information and plans events for winter skiing fun. Contact Denver and Jan Hayes (970) 878-4359 for grooming reports. Also keep updated through their facebook page.
Driving directions to the Marvine Trail: 2 miles east of Meeker take Co Rd 8 upriver 28 miles. Turn right at Co Rd 12 crossing the bridge at Fritzlan’s. At Fritzlan’s corner turn left and go approx 3 miles toward the Marvine Campground. The trail head begins where the snow plowing has ended.