Meeker is an idyllic ranching town on the western corner of the Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway is all about the simple life – of spending your days hiking, hunting, and fishing in the Flat Tops Wilderness, and of snowmobiling and cross country skiing come wintertime.
Experience a kind of contentment you’ve never felt before. Meeker’s small town character, along with the abundance of open spaces, makes it one of Colorado’s most iconic towns.
Named for prominent agriculturist Nathan Meeker, it serves as Rio Blanco’s county seat and was home to the Ute people before the arrival of European settlers.
Meeker’s land area spanning 3.51 square miles is home to 2,295 permanent residents. It is located around 154 miles west of Denver. Those who live here enjoy their peace and privacy, and yet never feel isolated – community events and festivals provide plenty of opportunities to meet new people and build lasting friendships.
Homes for sale Meeker, CO
For a small town, the housing market is remarkably diverse, with an excellent selection of single-family homes, townhomes, and condos. The majority of homes are situated on grassy, wooded lots with plenty of outdoor space. Ranch is the most common architectural style. The most coveted homes command views of Meek Valley, White River Valley, and the Flat Tops.
Vacant land is also available. Many lots have partial fencing and are populated by sage brush and pasture grasses, with occasional sightings of native wildlife like elk, antelope, and deer, depending on the season.
Some parcels provide access to Oak Ridge Wildlife Area.
Notable communities include:
- Elk Creek Ranch
- Park Avenue
Residents are served by Meeker School District. You can send your kids to the following schools:
- Meeker Elementary School
- Barone Middle School
- Meeker High School
Attractions and activities in and around Meeker, CO
- Flat Tops Trail Scenic Byway
The byway starts at Meeker and takes you on an unforgettable 82-mile drive along scenic Yampa Valley and Flat Tops Wilderness.
- Flat Tops Wilderness
This vast area spans 235,214 acres and is Colorado’s second largest wilderness. Hike along 160 miles of trails, swim in over 110 glimmering lakes and ponds, and catch trout in more than 100 miles of sparkling streams.One of the highlights of the wilderness is a skeletal forest of dead fir and spruce trees perched on top of the higher slopes just below the alpine tundra, a reminder of the bark beetle epidemic of the 1940s.
- White River Museum
Learn about the town’s history by browsing through the photographs, antique furniture, and artifacts on display at the museum.
- Meekerpalooza Arts & Music Festival
This annual festival features locals showcasing their talent in dance, music, singing, and culinary and visual arts. Activities include the Park to Art Race and Cornhole Tournament.
- Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials
A long running Meeker tradition, this five-day sheepdog herding tournament takes place in September of each year.
- Nine Mile Guest Ranch
Hunt big game in Meeker. The ranch offers archery, rifle elk hunting, mule deer hunting, and pronghorn antelope hunts.
The simple and fulfilling life calls you to Meeker, the quintessential western town. For more information visit the Meeker Chamber of Commerce or Call King Homes and Land Realty at 1-(970) 701-3463 or send an email to Office(at)KingHomesLand(dotted)com to begin your home search.