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Buck Mountain Ranch
Buck Mountain Ranch

​County: Moffat, Routt

GMU: 3, 4, 301

Location: Buck Mountain Ranch is located about 7-10 miles north of Craig and runs east and west in 3 large blocks

Acres: ~50,000

CPW Maps:  

​Area Maps: USGS Quads - Adobe Springs, Craig, Craig NE, Craig NW, Great Divide, Horse Gulch, Iron Springs, Juniper Hot Springs, Lay, Lay SE, Maybell, McInturf Mesa, Pine Ridge, Ralph White Lake, Slide Mountain

Species Available: Deer, Elk, Pronghorn

Elevation: 6,000 to 8,200 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 the 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 the ​Hunter Information page.  

Antler-point restrictions for elk vary by ranch. Please refer to the brochure for more information​​. 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 Buck Mountain Ranch Rules​.​

Additional Information: This ranch was previously enrolled in the RFW program as part of Big Gulch Ranch.

Ranch Contact​:​Nearest CPW Office:
Andrew Raftopoulos
1040 Stock Drive
Craig, CO 81625

Meeker Office
73485 Hwy 64
Meek​er, CO 81641
970-878-609​0 (office)
970-878-6077 (fax)

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