The Flattops Wilderness is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to on the earth.  North of Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Silt and Rifle, we are talking about 235,214 acres at an elevation of 10,000 feet.  Its part of the White River National Forest system

Amazing for 4-wheeling and tent camping. 

There are a number of high mountain lakes that can serve as destinations.