Elk Hunting in Colorado GMU 551 - Gunnison and Saguache Counties
Elk will move to difficult terrain when hunting pressure starts; so be prepared to hunt canyons or thick timber. If the weather is warm, hunt at higher elevations and in heavy timber.
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.
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.