Local Information

Emergency Services:  The Rio Blanco Sheriff’s Department provides a 24-hour dispatching service for its own staff, as well as for the Town of Meeker’s police, fire and ambulance
agencies.

Medical & Health Care:  Meeker has a modern, 15 bed hospital offering 24-hour emergency room service and equipped with modern facilities.  Attached to Pioneers Hospital is a 33 bed
skilled nursing home facility.

EducationMeeker School District offers quality educational opportunities for approximately 630 students K-12. In addition, Colorado Northwestern Community College, based in Rangely, maintains a satellite campus in Meeker providing programs in liberal arts, technical and vocational programs.

Location & Access:  Meeker is a short drive from Craig, Rifle, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, US Hwy 40 and Interstate 70.  It also has a modern general aviation airport
with full-service fixed base operations and charter service.

Town Park/Town of Meeker Campground: Located at 4th and Water Street, this park/campground features nine overnight camping spaces (3-4 spaces w/electric hookup) a large covered pavilion with picnic tables for small or large gatherings, large playground area, restrooms and water.

Circle Park: Located on the south side of the White River. Camping is available, but there are no amenities.

Ute Park: Adjacent to Highway 13 west of Meeker Town limits, this park is comprised of 100
acres and designated primarily as open space.  The park is leased to the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials for their annual event and the Smoking River Pow-wow (2008 & 2009).

Big Game Hunting:  Meeker is home to some of then ation’s most extraordinary big game hunting opportunities as well as the largest elk herd in America.  Thousands of hunters from
around the globe travel to northwest Colorado each year to admire the beauty and take home a prize animal.

Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway:  Visitors to Northwest Colorado are encouraged to trace the footsteps of this area’s original residents, the Ute Indian tribes who roamed the country
they called “The Shining Mountains”.  The Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway joins Colorado Hwy 13 approximately one mile east of Meeker at Rio Blanco County Road 8.  The route extends along County Road 8 to Ripple Creek Pass, then over the pass and down into the village of Yampa, a total of 81 miles.

Rio Blanco County Historical Society & White River MuseumThe history of
Meeker can be seen first hand by visiting the White River Museum. You won’t be able to miss the rough hewn log buildings which store the treasures of the White River Valley.  You can read articles about the “real” facts behind the Meeker Massacre.