Elk Hunting Northwest Colorado
Cross Mountain Ranch, located in beautiful Northwest Colorado, provides the perfect environment for a true once in a lifetime experience. Utilizing over 60,000 private deeded acres, separated into two non-contiguous locations, Cross Mountain Adventures operates one of the most spectacular outdoor recreation destinations in North America.
Operating as the sole outfitter on private land with a consistent number of deer, antelope, and one of the largest elk herds in the country, Cross Mountain Adventures offers the finest big game hunting in the West. We invite you to come and enjoy our first class accommodations, and let our knowledgeable guides and staff cater to your specific needs. Your experience at Cross Mountain Ranch will be filled with memories that last a lifetime.
All of our big game hunts are five-day fully-guided fair-chase, with a maximum of 2 hunters per guide. Meals, lodging, transportation to and from Hayden, Craig, or Steamboat Springs, field care and transport of game to processing facility are included in the price of these hunts.
Please note that anyone born on or after January 1, 1949 must have a hunter safety card before purchasing a Colorado Big Game Hunting License.
The Upper Ranch
Consisting of 40,000 private acres, with an elevation of 6500’ – 9300’ you will be hunting in the middle of one of the largest elk herds in North America. The Upper Ranch is included in Colorado’s Ranching for Wildlife program, which allows for better management of quantity and quality of wildlife harvested. This program gives participants guaranteed either-sex licenses, with the choice to use any legal rifle, muzzleloader or bow during the hunt, and allows the ranch to set their own season dates. This guarantees that you will be hunting during the most spectacular part of the year. The terrain of the upper country is very diverse; you could be hunting in sage brush and aspen pockets in the morning and black timber or oak brush ridges and deep rocky canyons in the evening. Set with a backdrop of the Flat Tops Wilderness Area, our knowledgeable guides will guarantee your experience will be second to none. Imagine yourself in the heat of the rut, rifle in hand, hunting bugling bulls in the most magnificent country in North America. With a harvest rate near 100% in the upper country, Cross Mountain Adventures can make this dream your reality.
The Lower Ranch
Consisting of 20,000+ private acres, with an elevation of 5700’ – 7600’ you will be hunting in the path of North America's largest migratory elk herd. Cross Mountain Adventures provides an exclusive experience by limiting the number of hunters on this property and focusing our efforts on giving guests good opportunity and the best possible experience.
Cross Mountain Ranch has spent the last decade improving its range management program and irrigation systems in this area, which has caused a significant increase in the number resident elk, deer and antelope on the ranch. These hunts take place on high plateaus covered by cedar trees and sage brush with deep draws and canyons for cover. There are also irrigated alfalfa and grass hay meadows at the confluence or the Yampa and Little Snake rivers, which provides a great opportunity for bigger bucks and bulls to be seen. We offer a limited number of trophy bull elk and mule deer hunts in Colorado trophy units 2 and 10 (inquire for availability and prices). If the thought of a trophy class bull elk, mule deer buck or a mature antelope buck in your cross-hairs excites you, then book your next hunt at the lower ranch.
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For further information on the Cross Mountain Ranch hunting program, contact us at:
Phone: (970) 824-2803
Address: CMR Headquarters Office
1280 Industrial Way
Craig, CO 81625
Colorado Outfitters License # 2434