Trappers Lake


Trappers Lake in late autumn

Trappers Lake is known as the "Cradle of Wilderness."  At approximately 302 surface acres, the lake contains a strain of native cutthroat trout and the Colorado Division of Wildlife operates a spawn collection station at the Cabin Creek inlet during May and June. 

Trappers Lake lies completely within the Flat Tops Wilderness; motorized boats and wheeled carts for boat transport are prohibited.

Trappers Lake Lodge rents cabins and boats, and there are 5 Forest Service campgrounds nearby.  Dispersed camping is prohibited within 1/4 mile of Trappers Lake and the campgrounds.

The video below is provided courtesy of A downloadable audio tour of the Flat Tops Trail Scenic and Historic Byway is also available on this site.

At a Glance

Reservations: (970)878-3336
Rentals & Guides: Trappers Lake Lodge rents boats and cabins.
Restrictions: No motorized boating.  Boats must be transported approximately 1/4 mile from the parking area to the lake: wheeled carts are prohibited.

See: Blanco Ranger District and Flat Tops Wilderness Regulations
Closest Towns: Meeker is the nearest place to purchase gasoline and supplies.


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