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Most Popular Outdoor Summer and Fall Activities in Meeker

With easy access to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, White River National Forest and Routt National Forest, Meeker is an ideal location to visit for outdoor adventures. For our out-of-town orthopedics patients, this proximity to a premier wilderness destination allows your family to enjoy a beautiful vacation while you’re visiting for your orthopedics procedure.

Meeker’s robust schedule of summer and fall events and the many outdoor activities you can enjoy make this a great time of year to come to Colorado Advanced Orthopedics from out of town. If you’re interested in scheduling your CAO visit at a time when your family can enjoy the outdoors, the following highlights will help make your stay in town more enjoyable.


Summer and fall are a great time to take advantage of the beautiful hiking trails around Meeker. There are virtually limitless options to explore in the White River National Forest and Flat Tops Wilderness. View vast meadows full of vibrant wildflowers, and stop for lunch at one of the many beautiful lakes along these trails.

Some of the most popular hikes near Meeker include:


Mountain bikers love visiting Meeker, as the Phillip & Dorcas Jensen Memorial Park contains 57 acres of rugged open space with groomed mountain biking trails for riders of all skill levels. In addition, you can easily access the Meeker Trails System from five different trailheads, all conveniently located along the edge of Meeker:

These trailheads link up to miles of singletrack trails with beautiful mountain views, gorgeous meadows and spectacular views of the White River Valley.

ATV Adventures

The Wagon Wheel OHV Trail System in the White River National Forest contains over 300 miles of ATV trails and 16 interconnecting loops, offering you a way to experience Meeker’s beauty from locations that aren’t accessible by foot or mountain bike. Meeker is considered an “OHV friendly” town, and ATVs can travel on city streets and designated county roads, making it easy for you to access our vast trail system.


fishing in Meeker, CO during a medical tourism visit Fishing enthusiasts will have access to some of the most spectacular fishing areas in the state. The White River contains some of Colorado’s largest fish, including native cutthroat, brown and rainbow trout. There are several White River public fishing access points in Meeker:

Not only will you be able to catch some of the largest fish in the area, but you’ll also enjoy breathtaking scenery, making the White River Valley one of the most popular fishing destinations in the state.


Fall is hunting season in Meeker. Our town is home to some of the best elk and mule deer hunting in the state. With thousands of acres of public lands, you have plenty of space to spread out. Local outfitters provide a wide range of professionally guided hunting tours during peak season, where you’ll have exposure to diverse wildlife including elk, mule deer, moose, pronghorn antelope, bears and mountain lions.

Scenic Drives

scenic fall drive in Meeker, CO by an out-of-town orthopedics patient Fall is a great time for a scenic drive near Meeker, as the Flat Tops Scenic Byway is a prime location to watch the leaves change color. This 82-mile drive is easily accessible with any passenger vehicle, giving you spectacular views of the Flat Tops Wilderness. It takes about two and a half hours to travel the entire byway from Meeker to Yampa. The Ripple Creek Overlook is a great spot to take a break and have a picnic lunch overlooking expansive mountain views that highlight the vibrant fall foliage in the area.

Colorado Advanced Orthopedics Can Help You Plan Your Medical Tourism Stay in Meeker

At Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, we work hard to ensure you have an amazing experience with us. While the primary focus of this experience involves the top-tier orthopedic services we deliver, we also want our out-of-town patients to have an easy time taking advantage of all the amazing outdoor activities Meeker has to offer.

If you’re traveling to Meeker for orthopedic surgery, our team can help you plan your stay. We can guide you to the right hotel options to meet the needs of your family, and we’ll provide you with an inside scoop on the best restaurants to dine at while you’re here. If you’re interested in taking advantage of some of the outdoor activities in the area, our team can help provide you with the information you need to enjoy the beautiful natural backdrop of the White River Valley.

With an abundance of outdoor activities, beautiful mountain scenery and world-class orthopedic surgeons who achieve outcomes that exceed industry standards, Colorado Advanced Orthopedics has become one of the most popular medical tourism destinations in the state. Join the thousands of people who have traveled to Meeker to combine access to the best medical care with a memorable mountain getaway for the entire family.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Colorado Advanced Orthopedics serves patients in Meeker and throughout the White River Valley.

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