GMU: 214, 441
|Ranch Contact:||Nearest CPW Office:|
45370 CR 52
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
|Steamboat Springs Office|
P.O. Box 775777
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
Location: Wolf Mountain Ranch is located about 5.5 miles east of Hayden and north of Hwy 40.
Area Maps: USGS Quads - Routt County USGS 1:50,000 – Sheets 3, 4
Species Available: Elk
Elevation: 6,500 to 8,600 ft.
Terrain: The ranch is located in the rolling sagebrush hills that are the lower slopes of the Elkhead Mountains. Additional terrain includes oakbrush, mountain shrub, aspen, and some dark timber.
Access: Ranch roads provide adequate access to main parts of ranch. These roads can become very muddy during wet weather. ATVs are allowed off-road only for game retrieval. Horses and snowmobiles are not allowed.
Camping: Not allowed on ranch
Game Retrieval Services: Provided - payment required
Guiding Services: Provided & required for either-sex hunts; no fee (non-hunting guest not allowed for either-sex hunts). Guiding services not provided for cow hunts (one non-hunting guest is allowed). VO staff is available at VO hunting camp everyday of your season for hunting assistance and direction.
Overnight Accommodations: Motels are located in Craig, Steamboat Springs and Hayden. There is a KOA Campground in Craig and Steamboat Springs.
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.
Ranch Rules: View the Wolf Mountain Ranch Rules.
Additional Information: Wolf Mountain Ranch 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.