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Piñon Mesa West
Piñon Mesa West

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​County: Mesa

GMU: 40

Ranch Contact:Nearest CPW Office:
Belle Chesnick
P.O. Box 57​
Gl​ade Park, CO 81523
970-242-0371 (other)
970-201-8604 (other)
bchesnick@outlook.com​​
​​Grand Junction Office
711 Independent Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
970-255-6100 (office)
970-255-6111 (fax)

Location: Ranch is located 25 miles west of Grand Junction south and west of Glade Park. Piñon Mesa Ranching for Wildlife association is comprised of two ranches. 

Acres:  21,254 

CPW Maps: 

Area Maps: USGS Quads: 

  • ​​Payne Wash, Fish Creek, Two V Basin, Sieber Canyon, Bieser Creek

Species Available: Elk, Deer

Elevation: 8,000 to 9,500 ft.

Terrain: Piñon Mesa is a high elevation mesa located west of the Colorado National Monument. Access to the ranch is through the Monument and west or south of the Glade Park Store. The terrain is relatively gentle with slopes of 20 to 30 degrees with occasional steep canyons with vertical walls. The vegetation varies from spruce-fir/ponderosa timber mixed with aspen groves, oak brush​ and sagebrush flats. 

Access: Normal ranch roads or country roads provide access to most major areas of the ranch. All vehicles must stay on existing roads. Certain roads or trails may be closed to vehicles. ATVs are allowed for game retrieval only. Hunting by horseback is not allowed.

Camping: Not allowed on ranch

Game Retrieval Services: Hunter responsibility

Guiding Services: Not provided

Overnight Accommodations: Motels are located in Grand Junction and Fruita. Camping is available south of Glad Park at Forest Service campgrounds.

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 ​Piñon Mesa West Ranch Rules​.