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Mountain Meadows Ranch
Mountain Meadows Ranch

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​County: Custer 

GMU: 84

Location: Ranch is located 20 miles east of Silver Cliff on Hwy 96 then south 3.5 miles on Hwy 165. Ranch is 33 miles west on Hwy 165 from Exit 74 on I-25.

Acres: ~10,000

CPW Maps:

Area Maps: USGS Quads - Hardscrabble Mtn., Deer Peak, Rosita

Species Available: Elk, Turkey

Elevation: 8,500 to 10,800 ft.

Terrain: The ranch is located in the Wet Mountains and is surrounded by San Isabel National Forest. Hunters can expect snow on this ranch at the time of the seasons. Vegetation varies from spruce-fir to aspen groves, with large meadows comprising 50 percent of the acreage.

Access: Ranch roads allow vehicle​ access to parking areas that provide foot access to all parts of the ranch within two miles. All vehicles and ATVs must stay on designated roads.

Camping: Available in designated areas on the Mountain Meadows Ranch.

Optional Overnight Accommodations: Camping is available at Forest Service campgrounds located along Hwy. 165. Davenport, Ophir Creek, LaVista, St. Charles and Southside Campgrounds are all accessible from Hwy. 165. Campground season dates are generally Mid-May to Mid-October. Visit the San Carlos Ranger District's camping page for more information. Additional non-developed camping can be found along the Ophir/Gardner road (Forest Road 360) which intersects with Hwy. 165.

Game Retrieval Services: Hunter responsibility

Guiding Services: Not provided

​​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 Mountain Meadows Ranch Rules​.

Additional Information: ​​Success rates depend greatly on snow cover on this ranch. Elk also readily move between the ranch and adjacent public land. Portions of hunting seasons are set to give early access to public hunters and other portions correspond to times when harvest might be improved both on the off the ranch.

Ranch Contact:Nearest CPW Office:
Chad Draper
Ranch Manager
Pueblo Office
600 Pueblo Reservoir Rd
Pueblo, CO 8​1005
719-561-5300 (office)
719-561-5321 (fax)


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