Colorado Community Info
Emergency Services: The Rio Blanco Sheriff's
Department provides a 24-hour dispatching service for its
own staff, as well as for the Town of Meeker's police, fire
and ambulance agencies.
Medical & Health Care: Meeker has a modern, 15 bed
hospital offering 24-hour emergency room service and
equipped with modern facilities. Attached to Pioneers
Hospital is a 33 bed skilled nursing home facility.
Education: Meeker School District offers quality
educational opportunities for approximately 630 students
K-12. In addition,
Northwestern Community College, based in Rangely,
maintains a satellite campus in Meeker providing programs in
liberal arts, technical and vocational programs.
Location & Access: Meeker is a short drive from
Craig, Rifle, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, US Hwy 40
and Interstate 70. It also has a modern general aviation
airport with full-service fixed base operations and charter
service. (See the map below)
Big Game Hunting: Meeker is home to some of the
nation's most extraordinary big game hunting opportunities
as well as the largest elk herd in America. Thousands of
hunters from around the globe travel to northwest Colorado
each year to admire the beauty and take home a prize animal.
Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway: Visitors to Northwest
Colorado are encouraged to trace the footsteps of this
area's original residents, the Ute Indian tribes who roamed
the country they called "The Shining Mountains". The Flat
Tops Trail Scenic Byway joins Colorado Hwy 13 approximately
one mile east of Meeker at Rio Blanco County Road 8. The
route extends along County Road 8 to Ripple Creek Pass, then
over the pass and down into the village of Yampa, a total of
Rio Blanco County Historical Society & White River Museum:
The history of Meeker can be seen first hand by visiting
the White River Museum. You won't be able to miss the rough
hewn log buildings which store the treasures of the White
River Valley. You can read articles about the "real" facts
behind the Meeker Massacre.