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Wolf Mountain
Wolf Mountain

​​​​​​​​​​​County: Routt

GMU: 214, 441 ​

Ranch Contact:Nearest CPW Office:
Lonny Vanatta
P.O. Box 771710​
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
970-879-6164 (office)
970-879-6164 (fax)​
Website: www.vanattaoutfitters.com
Meeker Office
73485 Hwy 64
Meeker, CO 81641
970-878-6090 (office)
970-878-6077 (fax)

Location: Wolf Mountain Ranch is located about 5.5 miles east of Hayden and north of Hwy 40.

Acres: 15,030​

CPW Maps:

Area Maps: USGS Quads:

  • Routt County USGS 1:50,000 – Sheets 3, 4

Species Available: Elk

Elevation: 6,500 to 8,600 ft.

Terrain: The ranch is located in the rolling sagebrush hills that are the lower slopes of the Elkhead Mountains. Upper slopes have some pinyon juniper cover. 

Access: Ranch roads provide adequate access to main parts of ranch. These roads can become very muddy during wet weather. ATVs are allowed off-road only for game retrieval. Horses and snowmobiles are not allowed.

Camping: Not allowed on ranch

Game Retrieval Services: Provided - payment required

Guiding Services: Not provided

Overnight Accommodations: Motels are located in Craig, Steamboat Springs and Hayden. There is a KOA Campground in Craig and Steamboat Springs.​​

Season Dates: Check the Ranch 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 Wolf Mo​untain Ranch Rules​.

Additional Information: Wolf Mountain Ranch is located in an area where elk herds have been over herd objective. It is now at or approaching objective and cow license levels have been reduced in response. This is a migratory elk herd. The ranch continues its work with CPW to assist in achieving herd objectives.  Since elk do not always remain on the ranch and harvest levels off the ranch are high, the size of bulls available to hunters should not be considered "trophy" class.