Small-Town Friendliness Meets World-Class Sportsmans’ Paradise
Nestled in the White River Valley on Colorado State Highway 13 between Rifle and Craig, Meeker sits 68 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs. It is the western gateway to the Flat Tops Wilderness Area and White River National Forest, and the head of the White River, offering endless outdoor recreation and activities. From world-class fishing to phenomenal hunting, wildlife viewing to horseback rides and pack trips, there is something for everyone in Meeker. They even still have sheep and cattle drives through town. Signature events which draw crowds from near and far include the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championships, 4th of July Range Call Celebration, Plein Air Meeker, Meeker Classic NCA Finals Cattledog Trials, Festival of Lights and more.
Residents and visitors to Meeker enjoy the small-town atmosphere and warm friendliness of the town. With under 2500 year-round residents, the town sits at an elevation of 6240 feet. Fishing and hunting are big business in Meeker, with several public access fishing areas as well as thousands of acres of public lands surrounding town. The population of the town surges each fall, as sportsmen and sportswomen come from all over the world for elk, deer and bear hunting, with several outfitting businesses based out of Meeker.
The White River Valley is rich in heritage and history. Several historic sites in and around town are reminders of the Meeker Massacre, Battle of Milk Creek, the start of the Ute War and the catalyst for the Colorado Ute Removal Act, all of which happened in Meeker.
Real estate in Meeker is as varied as the recreational activities that the town offers. Humble single family homes, luxury ranches with every amenity imaginable, historic properties, large acreages, and riverfront ranches. Compared to the closest towns of Steamboat Springs and Vail, Meeker still offers the opportunity for truly affordable home ownership with all the benefits that people love about living in Colorado.