P.O. Box 897
Craig, CO 81626
Nearest CPW Office:
Steamboat Springs Office
P.O. Box 775777
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Location: Cross Mountain Ranch is located approximately 25 miles south of Hayden and County Roads 29, 37, 37A, 37B, 53, and 55 traverse portions of the property.
Area Maps: USGS Quads - Milner, Mt. Harris, Hayden, Rattlesnake Butte, Dunckley, Hayden Gulch, Pagoda, Dunckley Pass, Pagoda Peak
Species Available: Elk, Deer
Elevation: 6,900 to 7,900 ft.
Terrain: The ranch is the upper basin of the Williams Fork River. This basin drains north and consists of several side drainages that are separated by low ridges. Vegetation varies from sagebrush parks in the lower areas to aspen and heavy timber in the upper areas.
Access: Access is restricted to walk-in from dispersed designated parking areas. ATVs and motorized vehicles may be used to retrieve game.
Camping: Available in designated areas on the ranch
Game Retrieval Services: Hunter responsibility
Guiding Services: Not provided
Overnight Accommodations: Motels are located in Hayden. A KOA campground is located near Craig.
Season Dates: Check the Hunter Information 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 Cross Mountain Ranch Hunting Rules.
Additional Information: Cross Mountain RFW is located in an area where elk are substantially over herd objective and the elk herd is migratory. The ranch is working with CPW to harvest antlerless elk to assist in achieving herd objectives. Since antlered 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.