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Mountain Meadows Ranch
Mountain Meadows Ranch

​​​​​​​​​​County: Custer 

GMU: 84

Ranch Contact:Nearest CPW Office:
Terry Everhart
2355 Siloam Road
Pueblo, CO 81005
Pueblo Office
600 Pueblo Reservoir Rd
Pueblo, CO 8​1005
719-561-5300 (office)
719-561-5321 (fax)

Location: Ranch is located 20 miles east of Silver Cliff on Hwy 96 then south 3.5 miles on Hwy 165. Ranch is 33 miles west on Hwy 165 from Exit 74 on I-25.

Acres: 11,600

CPW Maps:

Area Maps: USGS Quads: 

  • ​​Hardscrabble Mtn., Deer Peak

Species Available: Elk, Turkey

Elevation: 8,500 to 10,800 ft.

Terrain: The ranch is located in the Wet Mountains and is surrounded by San Isabel National Forest. Hunters can expect snow on this ranch at the time of the seasons. Vegetation varies from spruce-fir to aspen groves, with large meadows comprising 50 percent of the acreage.

Access: Ranch roads allow vehicular access to parking areas that provide foot access to all parts of the ranch within two miles. All vehicles and ATVs must stay on designated roads.

Camping: Available in designated areas of the ranch

Game Retrieval Services: Hunter responsibility

Guiding Services: No provided

Overnight Accommodations: Camping is available​ at a Forest Service campground located 1.5 miles east of the ranch on Hwy 165 at Hardscrabble Creek.

Season Dates: Check the Ranching for Wildlife main page.

There are no antler-point restrictions for any of the ranches. No over-the-counter licenses are offered on these properties. Ranching for Wildlife licenses are open to Colorado residents only. Licenses are only for the season and ranch on the license. For more information on season dates and application deadlines, see the Big Game Hunting Brochure. 

Ranch Rules: View the 2015 Mount​ain Meadows Ranch Rules​.

Additional Information: Camping is available at a Forest Service campground located 1.5 miles east of he ranch on Hwy 165 at Hardscrabble Creek. Success rates depend greatly on snow cover on this ranch. Elk also readily move between the ranch and adjacent public land. Portions of hunting seasons are set to give early access to public hunters and other portions correspond to times when harvest might be improved both on the off the ranch.