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Morgan Creek Ranch
Morgan Creek Ranch

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​County: Rio Blanco, Moffat 

GMU: 12, 211

Location: Morgan Creek Ranch is located approximately 24 miles north of Meeker and 26 miles south of Craig, accessed from State Highway 13. The ranch is located in multiple diverse areas and ranges from lower elevations of sagebrush and irrigated hay ground to the higher elevations in the Danforth Hills and Nine Mile.

Acres: ~45,000

CPW Map:

Area Maps: USGS Quads -​Axial, Devils Hole Gulch, Easton Gulch, Monument Butte, Ninemile Gap, Price Creek, Thornburgh

Species Available: Elk, Deer, Pronghorn

Elevation: 6,400 to 8,200 ft.

Terrain: The Morgan Creek Ranch property is organized by zones/areas to create opportunities for all hunters. These areas are identified on the MCR map which will be provided to hunters upon arrival to hunt. From rolling sagebrush hills, with scrub oak on the hillsides. The steeper mountains have aspen stands on the north-facing slopes. The drainages on the Danforth Hill's run north to the Axial Basin with ridges covered in oak brush, serviceberry, and sagebrush. Other diverse areas on the Ranch have perennial and ephemeral streams and irrigated hay fields. There are areas on the Ranch that are closed to driving during hunting season but are accessible by foot to allow all hunters access. 

Access: Travel by motor vehicle is restricted to existing roads. 4-wheel drive vehicles are highly recommended. No ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, horses or pack animals are allowed on the ranch.

Camping: Not allowed on ranch. Overnight camping is available in the surrounding Axial Basin on BLM land.

Game Retrieval Services: As available, guides can retrieve for hunters at no cost.

Guiding Services: Available at no cost but preference goes towards bull and buck hunters.

Overnight Accommodations: Motels are located in Meeker and Craig, reservations are recommended. 

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 Morgan Creek Ranch​ Rules​​.​

Ranch Contact:​

Nearest CPW Office:
​Tonia Folks
970-942-9615 (mobile)
​Elk Ridge Outfitters
2452 State Hwy 13
Hamilton​, CO 81638

Rod Owens
Lead Guide
73485 Hwy 64
Meeker, CO 81641
970-878-6090 (office)

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