You’ll head south from Meeker and climb through remote aspen forest to a high plateau east of the Grand Hogback. Great fall color. Much of route crosses grazing land so watch for cattle. Call number at right for possible seasonal closure dates. Driven in the direction described here, you’ll finish passing through some of Colorado’s most beautiful state parks, including Rifle Gap State Park, with a 350-acre reservoir and over 90 campsites, many with full hookups. Reservations recommended. Picnic and hike in stunning city-run Rifle Mountain Park.