ROUGH CANYON OUTFITTERS offers Elk and Trophy Mule Deer hunts in Western Colorado. We have a variety of hunting options to meet your needs. We have DIY drop camp hunts as well as fully outfitted elk and deer hunts. Our goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable hunt. We pride ourselves on our hospitality, great food, and comfortable lodgings. We go the extra mile to help you have a great experience. We are proud to have very experienced, competent guides for our guided hunts.
We offer hunts in the high country of unit 421, under special use permit on the Grand Mesa National Forest. This area is known for its good population of Elk, with extremely high bull to cow ratio. It is also abundant in Mule Deer, with several good buck taken each year. Base camp is accessible by four-wheel drive. Hunting will be on foot, horseback, and some A.T.V. Our tent camps are very comfortable with cots, foam pads & wood stoves.
We also offer hunts in the lower country of G.M.U. 411 and 52. These elk and mule deer hunts are offered for the combination rifle seasons, on private ranches and public land, under special use permit with the BLM. These areas are great for elk as it is their winter country. Mule deer hunts in these areas are considered trophy hunts as it is common for 170" to 190" to be harvested, even on public land. With these hunts we have access to a few private land vouchers for mule deer, call for availability and prices. Elevation on these hunts ranges from 6000' to 8000'.
We also offer hunts in G.M.U. 071. These hunts are DIY drop camp only with some private land to hunt that is surrounded by non motorized National Forest. It is the perfect area for the DIY hunters who want more out of their hunt.