Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 56 - Chaffee County
Elk are found throughout the unit, and most will generally be found between 8,000 feet and 10,000 feet in elevation. This is a "high-country" unit with numerous 14ers in the area. The area around Shavano provides good elk habitat for early seasons.
Similar Nearby Elk Units
Chaffee and Saguache
Elk can be found throughout the unit, especially in the western two-thirds of the area up to timberline.
Chaffee, Park, and Fremont
Better elk hunting at higher elevations from about Cameron Mountain north to Trout Creek Pass. Be especially cautious around private property in the center of the unit.