Our hunting area is located in the Arapaho National Forest within a designated Wilderness area and is very remote, GMU 18,28. So everything that we do is either on foot or from horseback. Our camps sit around the 8,200 ft. in elevation and you will be hunting anywhere from 8,200 ft. to 12,000 ft. in elevation.
All our camps our top notch and have very nice equipment in them. They all consist of large 5ft. wall canvas outfitters tents with floors and rain fly’s to keep everything nice and dry. Every tent has a good working wood burning stove that won’t smoke you out and plenty of split fire wood and twin air matresses to rest your head on after a hard day of chasing Colorado elk.
No matter your experience with a horse we have the right one for you. There is a reason that they call them dude horses because they do not ever give us any problems and that is the type of horse that you want. These horses grew up and have spent all their lives in these mountains they know the trails better than we do, and they will always get you back to camp safe and sound.
Our guides all have 2 – 15+ years of experience. All guides are 1st aid and C.P.R. Certified. Our guides grew up in these mountains and are awesome elk and mule deer hunters. They know all the trails, the horses, and most of all where the elk and deer like to play.
Guided hunts are 5 days of Colorado hunting with one day pack-in and one day pack-out for a total of 7-day trip.
Hunter safety card
If you were born on or after January 1st, 1949 you must possess a valid hunter safety card from any state on all Colorado hunts. State hunting licenses are no acceptable!!!!
Outfitters license, insurance, and first aid
Arapaho Wilderness Outfitters is an equal opportunity employer. We operate on a special use permit issued by the U.S. Forest Service on the Arapaho National Forests. Arapaho Wilderness Outfitters is licensed, insured and bonded, and all guides are 1st aid and C.P.R. certified
Colorado Outfitter License # - 3001
Arapaho Wilderness Outfitters is not responsible for weather conditions that adversely affect the hunting. The weather in Colorado can have a large influence on hunting conditions and it is out of our control..
Deposits and final payments
All hunts require a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to hold the dates that you desire. Deposits can be paid with cash, credit cards, money orders, or personal checks. Final payments are due on or before August 1st of the trip year. They can be paid with/by CASH, CREDIT CARD, Personal Check and OR MONEY ORDER. We accept all major credit cards.
All Colorado Mule Deer licenses no matter the season are draw
All Muzzleloader elk either sex are draw
1st and 4th Colorado rifle seasons are draw
All Moose tags are on a weighted draw system
If you are interested in any of Colorado’s draw hunts then please contact us so that you have the current and correct information.
The drawing deadline is April 4th all applications must be submitted or post marked by midnight of this date.
Arapaho Wilderness Outfitters
2019 Season Dates
Number of minimum preference points needed to draw tag
Are on a weighted draw system
2019 License Fees
Add $10.00 to any license if you do not have a Habitat Stamp. Also included in all nonresident big game tags is a annual fishing license
In order for Nonresidents to apply for a draw License you must first purchase either a Spring Turkey or Annual Small Game License