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Three Forks Ranch
Three Forks Ranch

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​County: Routt

GMU: 5

Location: Ranch is located approximately 30 miles north, northwest of Steamboat Springs.

Acres: ~40,000

CPW Maps:

Area Maps: USGS Quads: Routt County USGS 1:50,000: sheet 1

Species Available: Elk, Deer, Pronghorn

Elevation: 6,000 to 10,000 ft.

Terrain: The vegetation varies from rolling sagebrush hills, rising through mountain shrub to aspen and mixed aspen/spruce-fir forest. Three Forks Ranch is northeast of the Elkhead Mountains near the Colorado–Wyoming border, which forms much of the ranches northern boundary. The main stem of the Little Snake River, as well as the North and South Forks of the Little Snake, run through the ranch. 

Access: Access is by 4-wheel drive on existing ranch roads.

Camping: Not allowed on ranch

Game Retrieval Services: Provided - no cost​​

Guiding Services: Provided - no cost

Overnight Accommodations: Motels are available in Craig, Hayden, Steamboat Springs or Baggs, WY. Campgrounds are located in Slater, CO and in Routt National Forest.​

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 ​Three Forks Ranch Rules​.

Additional Information: Three Forks RFW is located in an area where elk are substantially over herd objective and the elk herd is migratory. 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.

Ranch Contact:​Nearest CPW Office:
John Kerr
P.O. Box 69
Savery, WY 82332
970-583-2286 (fax)

Meeker Office
73485 Hwy 64
Meeker, CO 81641
970-878-6090 (office)
970-878-6077 (fax)


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