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Trinchera Ranch
Trinchera Ranch

​​​​​​​​County: Costilla 

GMU: 83

Ranch Contact:Nearest CPW Office:
Ty Ryland
P.O. Box 149 Star Rd
Ft. Garland, CO 81133
719-379-3263
Monte Vista Office
0722 South Rd. 1 East
Monte Vista, CO 81144
719-587-6900 (office)
719-587-6934 (fax)

Location: Trinchera Ranch is located near the town of Ft. Garland.

Acres: 170,700

CPW Maps:

Area Maps: USGS Quads: 

  • ​Costilla County USGS 1:50,000 : sheets 1 & 2

USGS Quads: Blanca, Blanca Peak, El Valle Creek, Ft. Garland, Ft. Garland SW, La Veta Pass, Little Sheep Mountain, McCarty Park, Mosca Pass, Ojito Peak, Red Wing, Russell, San Luis, Taylor Ranch, Trinchera Peak, Trinchera Ranch, Twin Peaks.

Species Available: Elk, Deer

Elevation: 8,000 to 14,000 ft.

Terrain: This ranch is one of the largest in the program and offers high mountain habitats from sagebrush flats, pinyon/juniper range land and cottonwood stream bottoms. Upper elevations have heavy timber with pure and mixed aspen/conifer. 

Access: The main system of ranch roads provides adequate access to main portions of the ranch. Roads can become difficult with snow or rain. Hunters need at minimum 4-wheel drive with four chains.

Camping: Not allowed on ranch

Game Retrieval Services: Hunter responsibility

Guiding Services: Not provided

Overnight Accommodations: Motels are located in Ft. Garland and Alamosa.

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