OF-13-03 Geologic Map of the Meeker Quadrangle, Rio Blanco County, Colorado


The purpose of this map is to describe the geology, mineral and ground-water resource potential, and geologic hazards of this 7.5-minute quadrangle located in the vicinity of the town of Meeker in northwestern Colorado. Digital ZIP download. OF-13-03D

From the Author’s Notes:

The Meeker 7.5-minute quadrangle is located in Rio Blanco County, Colorado, along the valley of the White River. On the north bank of the White River, the Town of Meeker lies along State Highway 13 just southeast of the center of the quadrangle. Meeker is the county seat of Rio Blanco County. The most striking physiographic and structural features are the ridges of the Grand Hogback and the water gap where the White River has incised through them. The highest elevation is in the northeast portion of the quadrangle (8,197 feet) on the highest ridge of the Grand Hogback. The lowest elevation (6,055 feet) occurs on the floor of the White River valley where it exits the quadrangle near the southwestern corner.