Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 26 - Garfield, Eagle, and Routt Counties
Successful hunters avoid the main roads and hunt the dark timber and deeper canyons.
Similar Nearby Elk Units
Routt, Rio Blanco, and Garfield
Elk are plentiful throughout the Upper Yampa area. Licenses are also readily available, but hunters should not rely on leftover license availability as these herds approach population objective. CPW has been working to minimize crop damage and significant
Routt, Grand, and Eagle
Large elk numbers occur on the Routt National Forest. The basic movement is from the higher to lower elevation in response to hunting pressure and weather. Hunt the timber and hunt the Routt National Forest early.