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Trinchera Ranch
Trinchera Ranch

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​County: Costilla 

GMU: 83

Ranch Contact:Nearest CPW Office:
Shane Lancaster
P.O. Box 149 Star Rd
Ft. Garland, CO 81133
Monte Vista Office
0722 South Rd. 1 East
Monte Vista, CO 81144
719-587-6900 (office)
719-587-6934 (fax)

Location: Trinchera Ranch is located near the town of Ft. Garland.

Acres: 170,712

CPW Maps:

Area Maps: USGS Quads - Costilla County USGS 1:50,000 : sheets 1 & 2​​; Blanca, Blanca Peak, El Valle Creek, Ft. Garland, Ft. Garland SW, La Veta Pass, Little Sheep Mountain, McCarty Park, Mosca Pass, Ojito Peak, Red Wing, Russell, San Luis, Taylor Ranch, Trinchera Peak, Trinchera Ranch, Twin Peaks.

Species Available: Elk, Deer
If you are interested in Bighorn Sheep, see the Bighorn Sheep Access Program​.

Elevation: 8,000 to 14,000 ft.

Terrain: This ranch is one of the largest in the program and offers high mountain habitats from sagebrush flats, pinyon/juniper range land and cottonwood stream bottoms. Upper elevations have heavy timber with pure and mixed aspen/conifer. 

Access: The main system of ranch roads provides adequate access to main portions of the ranch. Roads can become difficult with snow or rain. Hunters need at minimum 4-wheel drive with four chains.

Camping: Not allowed on ranch

Game Retrieval Services: Hunter responsibility

Guiding Services: Contact the ranch for more information

Overnight Accommodations: Motels are located in Ft. Garland and Alamosa.

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

San Luis Draw: Twenty percent of Cow and Doe licenses are allocated via the San Luis Draw. For season dates and license numbers, please see the species specific pdfs on the RFW Hunter Information page. Hunters must apply in person. Open to Colorado residents only. See the Big Game Hunting Brochure for information on when and where to apply. All San Luis Draw Hunts will be guided.

Ranch Rules: View the Trinchera Ranch Rules.


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