East Marvine TH #1822

Lake along East Marvine Trail

The East Marvine Trail begins on the left side of the corrals near the parking area adjacent to East Marvine Campground. It crosses East Marvine Creek, then follows it upstream .5 miles to the Flat Tops Wilderness boundary. The trail meets Johnson Lake 1.5 miles after the Wilderness boundary; it then crosses numerous small streams and winds its way another 2 miles to Rainbow Lake. Approximately 1 mile above Rainbow Lake, the trail leaves Marvine Creek and climbs 2 miles to the Flat Tops Plateau. During the climb, the trail crosses several rockslide areas as it switchbacks to the top. On top, the trail crosses the rolling tundra between Big Marvine Peak and Little Marvine Peak for 3 miles to Oyster Lake Trail #1825.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Flat Tops Wilderness restrictions apply.
Closest Towns: Meeker, CO
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Blanco Ranger Station
220 E Market Street
Meeker, CO 81641

General Information


East Marvine Trail #1822 is located 35 miles east of Meeker, CO.

From Meeker, CO take Colorado Highway 13 east for 1 mile, then turn east on Rio Blanco County Road 8 and follow this for 28 miles. Turn south at Fritzlans' Guest Ranch, cross the bridge and turn east on Rio Blanco County Road 12. Follow this 6 miles to the trailhead parking area. Domestic cattle may be grazing in the area.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Lake and Pond Fishing

River and Stream Fishing

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

Big Game Hunting

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
9.9 miles

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  Elevation : 
8091' - 11200'