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Youth Hunting on State Trust Lands
Youth Hunting on State Trust Lands
​​​​​​​​Youth Hunters and mentor build a blind
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​​​​​​​​General Provisions, Rules, and Descriptions

The following State Trust Lands are Youth/Mentor Hunting only. Youth/mentor hunting means hunting by youths under 18. Youth hunters under 16 must be accompanied by a mentor when hunting on youth/mentor properties. Mentors must be at least 18 and comply with hunter education requirements. 

Please read descriptions for each STL thoroughly as the regulations is not the same for all.

The property descriptions and restrictions, below, are as up-to-date as possible, but are provided here in shortened form. You should, therefore, review the State Recreation Lands Brochure (Folleto de tierras recreativas del estado de Colorado​). It is a good idea to contact the property's local Colorado Parks and Wildlife office (included with the property description) to learn of any late changes or temporary restrictions.

Beddows Mountain - Custer County

GMU/Acres: 86, 691 / 500 acres

Open: first day of archery deer and elk season through May 31

Hunting: deer, elk, bear, lion, turkey, rabbit, squirrel


  • Rifle hunting restricted to youth mentor hunting only. Mentors cannot use rifles.

  • All hunting except youth mentor hunting is restricted to bows, muzzleloaders or shotguns.

  • Parking prohibited on Hwy. 69.

  • Shooting prohibited within 500 feet of Hwy. 69 and man-made structures.

Coal Bank Gulch STL - Routt County

GMU/Acres: 441 / 879 acres

Open: from first day of archery deer and elk season through the end of February

Hunting: elk, deer, mountain sharp-tailed grouse


  • Hunting with archery, muzzleloaders, shotguns firing single slug and rimfire rifles only

  • Only youth/mentor hunting allowed, only one mentor per youth may hunt. Mentor must be age 18 or older and hold a valid hunter education certificate or be born before January 1, 1949, and have a proper and valid hunting or fishing license.

Fly Gulch STL - Routt County

GMU/Acres: 214 / 460 acres

Open: September 1–end of February

Huntingdeer, elk, small game. 


  • Open for youth / mentor hunting only.

​List Last Updated: 08/2023