WRITTEN BY TRUDY BURRI
Visit Meeker this fall for wildlife and fall color viewing along the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway. For all you “Leaf Peepers”, head to the Flat Tops Scenic Byway to enjoy a front row seat of nature bursting with color starting mid-September. Everywhere you gaze, a forest rainbow will be waiting for you …distinct shades of reds, oranges, greens, and GOLD. The gold won’t be found in your pan; you will find the gold in your camera lens. Take a break at the Ripple Creek Pass Overlook for interpretive signage, picnic facilities, and restrooms.
No need to fill your cooler ahead of time, you will find all the provisions in Meeker from freshly made sandwiches, to a bodacious breakfast burrito, or perhaps a one-of-a-kind adult Cheese Box lunch-able. Plan your trip at VisitMeekerColorado.com to see all the amenities you will find in Meeker.
With a full tank of gas and a cooler full of Meeker goodies, you will be ready to enjoy a full day of solitude and beauty on the 2 ½ hour, 82-mile, Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway getaway.