Elk Mountain Outfitters
Elk Mountain Outfitters

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Hunting Area


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.

Guided Camp


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.

Hunting days


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.

License draw


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.  

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  • IMPORTANT Parks & Wildlife application and payment changes.  See 2019 Big game Regulations.


  • new for COLORADO you can now use lighted nocs on your arrows for archery season. 


  •  Also black bear tags can now be purchased over the counter with caps, on all over the counter hunts

Arapaho Wilderness Outfitters



Shane Allen

(970) 355-9541


Email:  arapahowildernessoutfitters@gmail.com


2019 Season Dates

  • Archery  Aug 31st-Sept 29th


  • Muzzleloader Sept 14th-22nd


  • 1st rifle Oct 12th-16th
  • 2nd rifle Oct 19th-27th
  • 3rd rifle Nov 2nd-10th
  • 4th Rifle Nov 13th-17th


  • Archery-- Over The Counter either sex tag


  • Muzzleloader --Draw tag


  • 1st  Rifle (either sex tag)--Draw
  • 2nd & 3rd Rifle--Over The Counter (bull only)
  • 4th Rifle (either sex tag)--Draw


  • Trophy Mule Deer all Draw


  • Trophy Moose are on a weighted draw system

Number of minimum preference points needed to draw tag

  • Muzzleloader--Bull-0  Cow-0
  • 1st Rifle--Bull-0  Cow-0
  • 4th Rifle--Bull-0 Cow-0


         Trophy Moose

   Are on a weighted draw                  system

2019 License Fees

  • Elk bull or either sex $661.75
  • Elk Cow $481.00


  • Deer $396.75


  • Black Bear $101.75

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


  • Application Processing FEE Per draw 9.00


In order for Nonresidents to apply for a draw License you must first purchase either a Spring Turkey or Annual Small Game License


  • Spring Turkey 151.75
  • Annual Small Game 81.75


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