About this Campground:
The Shepherd’s Rim Campground is one of 5 campgrounds located near Trappers Lake. Shepherd’s Rim has 15 sites, none of which are available for reservations. The campground is located on the right side of the road as you travel south from the Trappers Lake Outlet area, it is adjacent to Cutthroat Campground.
Several very nice vault toilets were recently installed at Shepherd’s Rim. These are maintained daily at a very high standard by the local campground hosts. Two newly remodeled (2010 & 2011) handicap accessible camping units are also available. If the campground is full, overflow camping is available nearby (regular fees apply).
The area surrounding the Trappers Lake Campgrounds was burned in 2002 during the Big Fish Fire. Use caution in and around the burn area as dead standing trees (or snags) fall often and can be extremely dangerous.
Units: 15 (Spurs up to 30” are available)
Cost per Night: $19
Facilities: Tables, Toilets, Firegrates, Trash Disposal, Potable Water, RV Dump Station
Trail Access: Carhart Trail #1815, Trappers Lake Trail #1816, Stillwater Trail #1814, Wall Lake Trail #1818, Himes Peak Trail #1877
Fishing Access: Trappers Lake, Scott’s Lake
Elevation: 9,800 Feet
• The Trappers Lake Campgrounds (including Shepherd’s Rim) are located 50 miles east of Meeker.
• From Meeker, take State Highway 13 east for 1 mile.
• Turn east on Rio Blanco County Road 8 for 39 miles.
• Turn southeast on Trappers Lake Road (FDR 205) for 11 miles. At Trappers Lake Lodge, take a right across the bridge. The road will switchback up and you will pass Horse Thief Campground on the right a few hundred yards before you arrive at Shepherd’s Rim Campground.
- THIS CAMPGROUND OPERATES ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
- TRAPPERS LAKE IS IN THE FLAT TOPS WILDERNESS; NO BOAT MOTORS ARE ALLOWED ON THE LAKE, AND USING A CART TO TRANSPORT CANOES OR OTHER ITEMS TO THE LAKE IS PROHIBITED.