Fall Foliage and the Fabulous Flat Tops Wilderness


I’m making so many new friends in the blogosphere! Here is another awesome post about one of my favorite states to live and vacation in, Colorado! Aren’t these pictures fabulous and the history of the area so interesting?

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Trappers Lake, Flat Tops Wilderness Area, Meeker, Colorado Trappers Lake

As Joni Mitchell observed in her classic Big Yellow Taxi, “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” The vast wilderness encountered in the United States west even through the early 20th century has been eroded by development. Fortunately, the National Parks and National Forests along with many state and local agencies have preserved enough open spaces for visitors to enjoy.

Trappers Lake, Flat Tops Wilderness Area, Meeker, Colorado One of the 110 lakes in the Flat Tops Wilderness

While people are familiar with Yellowstone, Yosemite and Glacier National Parks, leading to traffic jams, overflowing parking lots and other annoyances, there are terrific destinations waiting to be explored, such as Sheep Creek Canyon (see previous post Rocky Mountain Road Trip) and the Flat Tops Wilderness Area in northwest Colorado.

Trappers Lake, Flat Tops Wilderness Area, Meeker, Colorado Heading to Big Fish Lake

In three days of fishing, horseback riding and hiking, we saw virtually  no one…

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3 thoughts on “Fall Foliage and the Fabulous Flat Tops Wilderness

  1. How beautiful! I have yet to explore Colorado, but I definitely want to check it out!

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    • It’s a must! We found going in early September was the best time as we don’t really like cold and snow. You get off-season rates at the ski resorts that are absolutely wonderful. And then there is wonderful hiking and they still have fun things to do

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  2. Colorado is beautiful and colorful, you have inspired me to visit, Debbie! 🙂

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