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Unread 06-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #1
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Trail from meeker to adams lake/heartlake

Hi all does anyone know of a trail or set of trails that lead from meeker over to the Adams lake/ heart lake area. I've looked at some mvum maps and it looks like there are roads or trails that skirt the edge over the wilderness. But I was hoping for some input from someone who knows the area.

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Unread 06-25-2013, 05:52 PM   #2
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Hi all does anyone know of a trail or set of trails that lead from meeker over to the Adams lake/ heart lake area. I've looked at some mvum maps and it looks like there are roads or trails that skirt the edge over the wilderness. But I was hoping for some input from someone who knows the area.
I was wanting to camp in meeker by Spring Cave but don't know where to go.
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Unread 07-16-2013, 07:10 AM   #3
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I think you have to go in from the Dotsero side. I know you can also go over to Buford and go up from there but I don't believe you can drive to the lake. You can look right down into Adams lake from this side but you cant cross over the canyon. At least not by vehicle as far as I know.
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Unread 08-25-2013, 07:20 AM   #4
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Ok well what about starting from rifle gap reservoir
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Unread 09-08-2013, 06:06 PM   #5
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Ok if anyone's imterested yes you can run this amd it actually a good trip
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Unread 09-13-2013, 09:49 PM   #6
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Do tell.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 10:44 AM   #7
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Cojab. What would you like to know
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Unread 09-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #8
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Just wondering how you get over there from the Buford side? The wilderness area would be to the north so no access I can think of there and to the west there is a large canyon that I didn't think was passable in a vehicle. I know you can get there from Dotsero off of I-70.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 02:07 AM   #9
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Ok well we actually started above rifle gap reservoir, but you can go from Buford as well. we took FS road 832, to FS825, to Fs211, to Fs245 (which is the Buford Newcastle road). We took that north to FS601 which goes by meadow lake, and we followed that all the way across; it goes over Blair mountain, by the Adams lake spur, and comes out at heart lake. Then from there we followed coffee pot road down to dotsero. It ended up being something like 75 miles of trail.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 09:41 AM   #10
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Gotcha. I wasn't aware there was any road off of FS 601 running across the canyon. I have always ran 601 past Meadow Lake, past Cow Lake then by Blair Mountain and the trail ended on the edge of a canyon and you could look directly down into Adams lake. I'll have to find the Adams Lake spur. Its a nice area.
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Unread 09-29-2013, 11:01 AM   #11
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Ya 601 runs all the way to heart lake. Its pretty steep and rocky coming down off of Blair mountain. So I think coming back up would be a good challenge we just didn't have time to try
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Did not know that. Thanks
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I hunt up there for 1st season Elk, and know many of those roads, always come in from Dotsero.
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Unread 10-01-2013, 10:27 AM   #14
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My advice is pick up a MVUM map from the ranger district. That's what I did and it was a lot of help. It will give all motor vehicle trails and any width restrictions and seasonal closers.
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My advice is pick up a MVUM map from the ranger district. That's what I did and it was a lot of help. It will give all motor vehicle trails and any width restrictions and seasonal closers.
You can also go here: http://staythetrail.org/mvum/

You can download or print off various sections.

You can get GPS files that match the Wells trail books here:


http://www.colorado4x4.org/vbb/showt...ells-4X4-books
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