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Four Mile Ranch
Four Mile Ranch

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

GMU: 3, 4

Location: Four Mile Ranch is located about 26 miles north of Craig on Hwy 13. Portions of the ranch are accessed by Moffat County Roads 38 and 40.

Acres: ~25,000

CPW Maps: 

Area Maps: 

  • USGS Quads - East Timberlake Creek, Fortification, Freeman Reservoir, Great Divide, The Nipple NE, The Nipple SE
  • Moffat County USGS 1:50,000 : sheet 4

Species Available: Elk, Deer, Pronghorn

Elevation: 6,600 to 8,000 ft.

Terrain: The vegetation varies from creek bottom willow riparian areas and some hay meadow areas, rolling sagebrush hills, rising through oak brush/serviceberry shrub land to aspen and some mixed conifer forest. Most of the ranch is located east of Hwy 13 with about 1,800 acres west of Hwy 13. Four Mile​ Creek drains the ranch from east to west-northwest. While Fortification Creek drains from east to west and turns south on the ranch. Some very dense areas of oak brush/serviceberry exist on the ranch. 

Access: Access on the ranch is by 4-wheel drive on existing, marked ranch roads. Motorized access during wet weather will be limited to ATVs. ATVs must stay on developed roads at all times.

Camping: Not allowed on ranch

Game Retrieval Services: Available for a fee

Guiding Services: Available for a fee

Overnight Accommodations: Motels are located in Craig. There is a KOA Campground in Craig. The ranch provides lodging for a fee. ​

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 Four Mile Ranch Rules​.

Additional Information: Four Mile RFW is located in an area where elk herds have been over herd objective.  It is now at or approaching objective and cow license levels have been reduced in response.  This is a migratory elk herd.  The ranch continues its work with CPW to assist in achieving herd objectives.  Since 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.

Ranch Contact:Nearest CPW Office:
Zach Prock
P.O. Box 897​​
Craig, CO 81626
Meeker Office
73485 Hwy 64
Meeker, CO 81641
970-878-6090 (office)

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