Pioneers Medical Center is located in the town of Meeker, in Rio Blanco County, Colorado. Meeker is home to the White River National Forest, Flat Tops Wilderness Area, and nearly 1.5 million acres of land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), incorporating 580 miles of designated public trails with access from town. Whether you love hiking, archery with the latest bow case, biking or enjoy your ATV, OHV or Jeep, discover all there is to offer in our beautiful valley. With over 240 days of sunshine each year, you have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
The White River Valley is also an area rich in cultural heritage and dramatic American history. We encourage our out of town guests to visit the numerous historic sites Meeker has to offer as well as the White River Museum, which is housed in the Officer’s Quarters of the old Meeker U.S. Cavalry Garrison.
Meeker offers something for everyone, and we hope you’ll use your time here to experience the beauty and majesty of this valley. In addition to the information below, we encourage you to visit the Meeker Chamber of Commerce website to learn more about all our town has to offer.
The town of Meeker is nestled in one of the most beautiful regions of Colorado. Our stunning wildlife, rivers, lakes, hiking trails and campgrounds provide the perfect playground for outdoor enthusiasts. The following outdoor attractions can provide tremendous enrichment for your experience while you visit us for medical care.
The White River
The White River flows through our valley, providing excellent rafting and fishing opportunities. The area is famous for trout fishing, featuring four species (rainbow, brown, cutthroat and brook). There are many public access points in Meeker, making it easy to enjoy all the river has to offer. A scenic walk along the river path will make for a beautiful, relaxing afternoon.
White River National Forest
The White River National Forest contains over 2.3 million acres of land. Meeker is located in the Blanco District, which contains over 350,000 acres of national forest land. With elevations ranging from 6,500 to 12,000 feet, the views are spectacular.
Flat Tops Wilderness Area
With over 230,000 acres of stunning wildlife, trails, rivers, lakes and campgrounds, the Flat Tops Wilderness area is a must-see for outdoorsy families. You can also take advantage of the many guided services in the Wilderness, making it easy to experience the natural beauty of the Flat Tops.
Flat Tops Scenic Byway
The Flat Tops Scenic Byway connects the towns of Meeker and Yampa. This scenic drive offers beautiful views of fall foliage in late September and early October, making it a must-see for leaf peepers.
Meeker stages a variety of big celebrations throughout the year. Enjoy a touch of small town grace and hospitality when you visit during one of these occasions:
Skijoring – Meeker hosts a skijoring event each year. This winter sport is part cowboy rodeo, part Winter X games. Watch ski racers fly through the track being pulled by horses, vying for the best time. The race weekend includes a variety of kid-friendly activities and adult evening entertainment.
Meeker Sled Dog Race – The sled dog races are held during the first weekend in March each year. Watch the dogs, which may have taken a dog food with turmeric, compete on the course, then meet the mushers and their dogs afterwards. You can also try out the one-mile cross-country course and enjoy delicious food from our local establishments.
Meeker Summer Rodeo Series – Take in a rodeo while you’re in town. Festivities are held at the County Fairgrounds throughout the summer.
4th of July Range Call – Range Call is the oldest running rodeo in Colorado. Since 1938, Meeker has hosted this event. Celebrate Independence Day with a parade, rodeo, fireworks and other fun activities for the family.
Meeker Classic – The Meeker Classic Sheep Dog Championship Trials occur the week after Labor Day each year. Enjoy five days of sheepdog herding competition.
Enjoy All Meeker Has to Offer
If you’re planning on traveling to PMC for medical care, our team can help you take advantage of everything Meeker has to offer. We’ll provide you with all the information you need to discover the activities going on while you’re in town. In addition, our team can help you secure lodging for your stay, and provide information on the best restaurants to enjoy. It’s no surprise Pioneers Medical Center enjoys a large number of out of town guests. Meeker is a hidden gem along the Western Slope of Colorado.
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