Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 80 - Alamosa, Conejos, Mineral, and Rio Grande Counties
Elk hunting is good but requires hunters to pursue animals in challenging terrain. Elk and deer move to areas of rough terrain hidden from roads when the season starts. Hunting quality is good, especially in early seasons before winter weather arrives.
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Alamosa, Archuleta, Conejos, and Rio Grande
Elk hunting is good but requires hunters to pursue animals in challenging terrain. Overall success rates for elk hunters in unlimited units in the San Luis Valley are generally lower than the statewide average. Weather is a dominant factor for hunters.
Alamosa, Rio Grande, and Saguache
This area is not traditional elk habitat. Although elk have been able to exploit the irrigated meadows, croplands and river bottom, CPW would like to discourage this use from continuing due to the inherent problems and liabilities.