For the best results, focus your time SW of Bradford and the northern slopes of Slide Mountain in the early seasons.
Bounded on N by Custer-Huerfano County line; on E by County Highway 69, County Roads 555 (Muddy Creek Road), 570 and 572 (Pass Creek Road); on S and W by Sangre de Cristo Divide.
The access for this unit is fair to good for access for public lands. The access for this unit is fair to poor for on private lands.
62% Private, 37% Public, 22% USFS, 12% BLM, 3% State
Public land and private land percentages can sometime be misleading. A unit may have 80% public land, but a particluar species may only occupy 20% on the entire area. And that 20% species distribution may lie 100% within private lands. Does that sound confusing? Just remember that there are always exceptions to the rule, and land ownership is just one piece of the puzzle.
Elk Management Plan
The elevation in this area ranges from 6,966 feet near Gardner to 14,042 at Ellingwood Point The terrain is Flat to gently rolling valley bottom climbing quickly to steep, rough mountains. The vegetation consists of Grass to pine to spruce, firs and aspens to alpine meadows.
There are 4 OTC hunts in this unit. Go Pro to view the details!
Weather can vary by elevation. See how weather varies by elevation within a unit by selecting an elevation range. Elevation ranges are based on weather stations in or near the unit. Not all weather elements are available within the unit.
Use temperature ranges to plan and prepare for your hunt. Large swings indicate a good layering system should be used.
Be sure to make note of the extreme temperatures as these often pose the greatest risk to hunters.
If you plan on hunting in higher elevation, as a rule of thumb, expect the tempture to decrease roughly 5° for every 1000' in elevation gain.
Peanut butter lover? So are we! That's why Heather's Choice was so excited to make a savory meal with their beloved peanut butter. African Peanut Stew is their first vegetarian and vegan-friendly backpacking meal! This crowd pleaser is a hearty and flavorful dish and includes lots of curry powder, ginger, and fresh vegetables for a meal that is sure to be satisfying on the trail. We like it topped with a bit of hot sauce, in case you want to pack some heat!Do you crave vegetables while you are out on the trail? Then you will love the fresh chard in this ultralight backpacking meal alongside garlic, onions and diced sweet potatoes. Our dehydrated backpacking foods contain no artificial flavors, MSG, fillers, or preservatives. Enjoy an ultralight backcountry meal made with all real ingredients, no surprises. Heather's Choice backcountry meals and snacks provide an allergen-safe backpacking food option for individuals with a variety of dietary restrictions. This African Peanut Stew is gluten, soy, egg, and dairy-free.
Element Outdoors are excited to introduce the Kore(TM) Series. In this lineup is the wicking underwear for excellent layering abilities as well as quick drying technology. The days of having to use ozone treatments or cover scents are over, their garments are treated with Polygiene(R) Odor Crunch(R) which destroys not only your scent but any other scent you come in contact with.
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Climbing performance meets hiking comfort. Ideal for alpine rock climbing, demanding via ferratas and high-alpine tours in summer. Lightweight and flexible with a hybrid crampon-compatible sole.FeaturesTubeTec Rock mid sole for perfect balance of performance, comfort and durabilityTrusted Vibram "Mont Compound" and Hanwag Integral Light profile design for alpine mountaineeringModern and extremely functional cuff design with new Hanwag LFX technologyHeel welt for semi-automatic cramponsClick Clamp eyelets for 2-zone lacing
The Muddy LR1300X Laser Range Finder is about to be your new favorite range finder. With a 1300 yard range, this range finder works for most hunting applications. The ABS housing and durable rubber trim protect the unit to IP54 water protection specifications. Switch between yard and meters quickly and easily.
When Your Hunt Changes, Your Pack Will Too. This pack is modular and has other attachments to change the pack to bigger or smaller depending on your hunt.Full Curl Combo Specs2000 cubic inches of total storagetotals 7.5 lbsHH13 "Hybrid Frame" & HH11 "Curl Pack" included in Full Curl ComboWeight 8 lbs.Drop down hydrationCollapsible "Flex Shelf"3 strap compression panels2 vertical, compression panel pocketsH3 tubular frame adds strength, supports, and flexibility for extra heavy loadsNew Adjustable Torso SystemClick Here to see our catalog of Multi-Day PacksClick Here to see our catalog of Overnight PacksClick Here to see our catalog of Day PacksClick Here to see our catalog of Travel Packs
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.
The tags in this unit are limited license only for elk - draw or leftover licenses only. There are no OTC licenses.
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. Sn