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Fishing the White River and through the Flat Tops Wilderness Area's remote lakes and streams offer an unforgettable backcountry experience. These crystal clear waters offer opportunities for everyone, from seasoned anglers and adventure seeking families. Trophy size native Cutthroat trout to pan-sized Brookies, Meeker Colorado offers a fishing adventure of a lifetime. The Flat Tops Wilderness Area has too many lakes and streams to list. The lakes and streams have brook and cutthroat trout. The best-known lake in the region is Trappers Lake at the end of FR 205. Other lakes to enjoy for a day hike from the road are Skinny Fish, McGinnis, Little Trappers, Big Fish, Mirror, and Anderson Lakes. Meeker offers experienced guides to take you on fishing trip into some of the most remote fisheries in the state.

Trip Idea: County Road 12 heads south from CR 8 following Marvine Creek. A couple of miles are open near Marvine Campground, with more public access in the wilderness. Backpackers can take Trail 1823 to fish the creek and both Marvine lakes, a six-mile trip.