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​​​​Hunting in the park is controlled and permitted in the Jefferson County portion of the park only (orange portion of the map). Hunting is allowed from the Tuesday after Labor Day through the Friday prior to Memorial Day.

NEW 2022: Per regulation, hunters must make a reservation by calling 1-800-244-5613 or at​

Big game reservations can be made up to 45 days in advance and are limited to 15 hunters per day and small game reservations can be made up to 14 days in advance and is limited to 5 hunters per day​. All hunting reservations made, regardless of species are valid​ for one day only​. ​All Colorado Parks & Wildlife and Golden Gate Canyon State Park rules and regulations apply.​ ​ ​​​

Green Ranch

Limited access permits are available for the elk hunting program on the Green Ranch portion of the park. For specific information on the Green Ranch go to our Green Ranch Web page.

Information on seasons and regulations are available at the park office. All Colorado Parks and Wildlife regulations apply when hunting in Golden Gate Canyon State Park.

Ralston Creek State Wildlife Area

For information on nearby hunting opportunities at Ralston Creek State Wildlife Area, visit the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunting page. 

Please check this page frequently as controlled burns may occur in the Nott Creek area throughout the fall season if the right conditions exist.