Welcome to Trappers Lake Lodge & Resort
Come here to disconnect And reconnect
You’ll feel the world stop in the moment that a child catches their first fish, a beginner makes a perfect cast, or a horseback ride heads off down the trail. Even on the rare, cool, rainy days, the warmth of the lodge awakens the joy of reading a good book, or the connection a family feels playing a board game. It isn’t nostalgia. It’s just letting the world online do its thing, while you take the time to do yours.
All of the charm. None of the pretense.
Trappers Lake Lodge & Resort is known for being rustic and remote. It is located 51 miles southwest of Yampa, 51 miles northeast of Meeker and 70 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs in the heart of Colorado’s White River National Forest & Flat Tops Wilderness. We have been written up many times in the press. Click the button below to read a few articles.
Our resort features quaint log cabin accommodations. Come and enjoy a delicious Trappers mountain meal in our wonderful lodge or enjoy the view from the deck while you dine. Everything you need or want is on-site: horses, boats, canoes, general store, laundry facilities, bath house, restaurant and full bar. Relax in a rustic cabin or "rough it" in a tent at one of our wilderness campsites accessible by foot or on horseback. At 9,600 feet, the air is crisp and clean, the skies are crystal blue and the stars are so bright they light up the heavens!
Walk out the door of your cabin directly into the wilderness. Trappers Lake is 1/2 mile from the lodge and cabins. As you're walking up the trail to the lake, you will pass the Wilderness boundary sign. Welcome to thelderness!
The Restaurant and Bar
Trappers Lake Lodge has a full service public restaurant/bar, open from 7:30am to 7:30pm. which is known for our great food. Come on in and enjoy a meal or just sit on the deck and enjoy the beautiful scenery and North end of the White River flowing by.
The bar is well-stocked with beer, wine, and liquor. The food is prepared fresh daily. We make ribs that you will tell your grandchildren about, and they will tell their grandchildren about. We serve food that puts smiles on people’s faces. Come see for yourself.
The cost to maintain our phone system requires us to charge $2.00 for phone calls. We ask that you limit your calls to five minutes. Cell phones do not work in the wilderness. Guests are welcome to leave the Trappers main number with family or friends for emergency purposes. Messages will be taken and posted on your cabin door. We have TV for all the football season fans.
Hot Showers for Campers & Hunters
Campers, hunters and fisherman after a few days of fishing always welcome a refreshing shower. Showers are $7.00 and includes a clean towel. Please come into the lodge for your towel and we will direct you to the showers.
Washer and Dryer
A washer/dryer is available for campers, hunters or fisherman in need of some clean clothes. Each wash is $5.00. Please come into the lodge and we will get you set up to do your wash.
Our store is small but well stocked. If you require something you may have forgotten, ice, food or are looking for a Trappers memory come into the lodge and we will be happy to assist you.
The store is located in the lodge. The store offers a variety of camping and fishing supplies, field guides/books for the surrounding area, souvenirs, hats and clothing apparel. Snacks, sundries, beer and soft drinks are also available. If you don't not see what you need, please be sure to ask. It’s a rare day we can’t help you out.
We Do Not Sell Fishing Licenses
Prior to your arrival you will need to purchase a license if you are going to go for “the big one." Licenses may be purchased at many sporting goods stores or by going online to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website. Visit our activities page for some more helpful links.
Let's Have Some Fun
Everything you need or want is on-site: horses, boats, canoes, general store, laundry facilities, bath house, restaurant and full bar. Relax in a rustic cabin or "rough it" in a tent at one of our Wilderness campsites accessible by foot or on horseback. At 9,600 feet the air is crisp and clean, the skies are crystal blue and the stars are so bright they light up the heavens. At night the Milky Way and falling stars will appear over the mountains adding to the spectacular scenery of Trappers Lake as you enjoy the campfire next to your cabin.
- Over 30 alpine lakes with 1,400 surface acres
- 100 miles of world class stream fishing
- Some of the largest elk herds in North America
- Areas of pristine wilderness where no motor vehicles are allowed and few feet have trod
- Miles and miles and mile of open horse and hiking trails