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Pets allowed
Yes
Elevation Gain
1,835.00 ft (559.31 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
12.18 mi (19.60 km)
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Those willing to make a scenic drive through the White River Widlerness will be rewarded with a quiet hike and scenic foliage. From the trailhead, cross a meadow south of the parking area, then ascend into the Flat Tops Wilderness after about 0.5 miles. Follow the Marvine Creek through a narrow valley until views open wide into an open meadow. Continue on the singletrack trail through stunning aspen, fir, and pine trees. After 6 miles you will reach Marvine Lake, which is great for a scenic stop or a fishing break. Retrace your steps back to the parking area back to your car.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Low

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Fall foliage. Well defined trail. Frequent water crossings. Large lakes.

Cons

The trailhead is far away from cities.

Trailhead Elevation

8,164.00 ft (2,488.39 m)

Highest point

9,308.00 ft (2,837.08 m)

Net Elevation Gain

1,144.00 ft (348.69 m)

Address

Meeker, CO 81641
United States

Features

Big vistas
Fishing

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Horseback

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

Nearby Adventures

Flat Tops + White River Plateau, Colorado
Flat Tops + White River Plateau, Colorado

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