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Big Gulch Ranch
Big Gulch Ranch

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​County: Moffat

GMU: 3, 4, 214, 301, 441 

Ranch Contact: ​​Nearest CPW Office:
Mary Murphy
P.O. Box 1074 
Craig, CO 81625
Please call in the evenings
or leave a message as Mary
is out working her ranch during the day.​
​Meeker Office
P.O. Box 1181
Meeker, CO 81641
970-878-609​0 (office)
970-878-6077 (fax)

Big Gulch Ranch is located about 7-10 miles north of Craig and runs east and west in six large blocks.

Acres: 80,209

CPW Maps:  

Area Maps: USGS Quads:

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

Species Available: Elk, Deer, Pronghorn

Elevation: 6,600 to 7,100 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 the ranch. These roads can become very muddy during wet weather. Hunters should be equipped with 4-wheel drive vehicles.

Camping: Not allowed on the ranch

Game Retrieval Services: Hunter responsibility

Guiding Services: Contact the ranch for more information

Overnight Accommodations​: Motels are located in Craig. There is a KOA Campground in Craig.​

Season Dates: Check theRanching 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 Bi​g Gulch Ranch Rules.


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