It's that time again. The fabulous hunting season in Summit County, Colorado. Gore Range Outfitters has been tracking these woods for years and knows all the secret spots. Hunting is an activity that will force you to slow down from your fast-paced world, breathe in the clean fresh air and renew yourself in the natural world.
Where to go Hunting – First, you need to call us to discuss your options. Many times, we will actually be planning your trip in the coming years. There are waiting lists for certain licenses and we can fill you in on all the information we have available.
Arapaho National Forest
The vast expanse of land in the Arapaho National Forest means that you'll be on your own out there. It's a rare moment when you bump into another hunting group because there's so much accessible area from which to choose. Elk, mule deer, moose, and other big game are plentiful in this region.
Ptarmigan Peak Wilderness Area
The southern half of the Williams Fork Mountain Range is filled with wet meadows and beaver dams. Being one of the few areas that lack a complete trail system, this provides an opportunity to get deep into nature with almost no chance of meeting another party. Besides hunting, outdoorsmen often take advantage of the great trout fishing in the streams.
Permits and Fees
Licenses are required for hunting, as is the hunter education course. It is also advised to be aware of environmental "leave no trace" practices. You can call us here at Gore Range Outfitters – 866-898-4668 or contact the Silverthorne Forest Service Office at 303-291-7227 for more information about hunting licenses and practices.
Tags are available for elk, deer, and fowl. Although it may take years of waiting and a hefty price, tags are also available for bighorn sheep, mountain lions and bears. So you must plan now if you hope to get your trophy in years to come.
Hire a Hunting Guide
Hunting in Summit County can be facilitated more easily by Gore Range Outfitters. Ease your mind and the load on your back by hiring locals who know their way around this amazingly expansive county. Let us do the planning and you can focus on your hunting.
Gore Range Outfitters Inc. hunting trips, in Summit County, offer private and public access to some incredible deer and elk hunting, and a half million acres of the rugged, remote White River National Forest is included in our permitted area. We operate out of GMU's 37 & 371 under a special use permit with the USFS Dillon Ranger District. We hunt deer, elk, mountain goat, and bighorn sheep.
At each camp there is a cook/wrangler to take care of the horses and the cooking, while you and your guide hunt for deer and elk in very remote areas, that are difficult to get to without the use of the horses. The remoteness of these camps, in prime elk habitat areas, has been our key to success over the years.
Our expert guides each have many years of hunting experience in this area and will provide you with unmatched, personalized service and first class accommodations in prime wilderness area for your Colorado big game hunt. Your guides will bring you into the wilderness on horseback to select camp locations for optimum success. We also offer day trips.
GRO offers three (3) to five-day (5) all-inclusive trips that are fully guided and offer high-end accommodations. Gourmet meals with a cook at every camp, deluxe camps, quality sleeping quarters, and transportation to and from the hunting camps via horse.