Hunting in

GMU 500 - Park County

GMU 500 - Park County

Elk occupy all habitats and areas of the DAU at some time of the year. Densities are low in the open portions of South Park elevation habitats year-round, but especially during the summer when most elk move up to traditional calving and summering areas.

60 /100
GMU 561 - Chaffee and Saguache Counties

GMU 561 - Chaffee and Saguache Counties

Elk can be found throughout the unit, especially in the western two-thirds of the area up to timberline.

60 /100
GMU 23 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

GMU 23 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

Generally, this unit is considered very good elk hunting. Because of access roads, hunting pressure is high on Sleepy Cat, Lost Park and Sand Peak.

60 /100
GMU 77 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and Mineral Counties

GMU 77 - Archuleta, Hinsdale, La Plata, and Mineral Counties

Hunters must be prepared to walk into remote and forested areas. Do not expect to see elk from roads or areas open to OHVs. In early seasons stick to cool areas on north-facing slopes in the spruce/fir and aspen forests.

60 /100
GMU 22 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

GMU 22 - Rio Blanco and Garfield Counties

Good cow hunting opportunities exist in this unit. The best hunting is in remote areas, mostly at high elevations, where the elk tend to hold up in pockets of green timber and aspen. Check out the Texas Mountain area and Rat Hole Ridge.

60 /100
GMU 133 - Huerfano, Pueblo, and Las Animas Counties

GMU 133 - Huerfano, Pueblo, and Las Animas Counties

Some elk can be found in the piñon/juniper growth and canyon areas.

59 /100
GMU 48 - Lake and Chaffee Counties

GMU 48 - Lake and Chaffee Counties

The southern 30 percent of unit usually holds more elk than rest of unit. Twin Peaks and Lake Creek are a good place to drive through on Hwy. 82 scanning for elk. Keep in mind this is very high country with elevations not going far below 9,000 feet.

59 /100
GMU 86 - Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee Counties

GMU 86 - Fremont, Custer, and Chaffee Counties

Elk can be found throughout the unit during the regular fall seasons depending on the snow and weather. Elk hunting is best at higher elevations with pine, fir and meadows in the earlier seasons. Elk may move to lower elevations when heavy snows come.

59 /100
GMU 54 - Gunnison County

GMU 54 - Gunnison County

Hunters are advised to be in good shape and to hunt well away from roads. Elk will move to difficult terrain when hunting pressure starts; so be prepared to hunt canyons or thick timber.

59 /100
GMU 131 - Routt and Rio Blanco Counties

GMU 131 - Routt and Rio Blanco Counties

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.

59 /100
GMU 67 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties

GMU 67 - Gunnison, Hinsdale, and Saguache Counties

Hunters are advised to be in good shape and to hunt well away from roads. Elk will move to difficult terrain when hunting pressure starts; so be prepared to hunt canyons or thick timber.

59 /100
GMU 56 - Chaffee County

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.

59 /100
GMU 52 - Delta County

GMU 52 - Delta County

The herd is growing, well distributed and hunting is rated as good. Most elk will be at higher elevations during the early seasons above 8,500 feet in thick timber and oak brush. Distribution changes in relation to weather and hunting pressure.

59 /100
GMU 134 - Las Animas County

GMU 134 - Las Animas County

Concentrate your efforts in the piñon/juniper areas and canyon areas.

59 /100
GMU 55 - Gunnison County

GMU 55 - Gunnison County

Hunters are advised to be in good shape and to hunt well away from roads. Elk will move to difficult terrain when hunting pressure starts; so be prepared to hunt canyons or thick timber.

58 /100
GMU 16 - Jackson County

GMU 16 - Jackson County

Elk are distributed evenly throughout these units. During the day, the bulls will be in dark timberÑglass in the early morning and evening. The herd tends to stay in the coniferous timbered areas until late in the season.

58 /100
GMU 31 - Mesa, Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties

GMU 31 - Mesa, Garfield and Rio Blanco Counties

Good cow hunting opportunities. The best hunting is in remote areas, mostly at high elevations, where the elk tend to hold up in pockets of green timber and aspen. Check out the Texas Mountain area and Rat Hole Ridge.

58 /100
GMU 141 - Las Animas County

GMU 141 - Las Animas County

The elevation in this area ranges from 5,778 feet to 4,856 feet. The terrain is Flat to gently rolling. The vegetation consists of Shortgrass prairie.

58 /100
GMU 53 - Delta and Gunnison Counties

GMU 53 - Delta and Gunnison Counties

If there is no snow, elk will likely be scattered throughout the high elevation landscape. Hunters will be most successful by walking along transition areas up high.

58 /100
GMU 191 - Larimer County

GMU 191 - Larimer County

Elk summer range generally includes areas between 9,500 and 11,500 feet in elevation. These areas usually become available to elk as snowlines recede in mid to late May. The majority of elk in this area winter at elevations between 7,000 and 9,500 feet.

58 /100
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