Colorado Unit 20 Elk Hunt by Rocky Mountain National Park
Hunt big bull elk in Colorado’s unit 20, by Rocky Mountain National Park. This region is managed for a bull-to-cow ratio of 45 bulls to 100 cows and consistently produces bulls in the 300 B&C to 350 B&C class. Every year a few top-end bulls scoring over 350” are taken by lucky hunters. You will hunt a mix of private land and the surrounding National Forest. Hunters need to be in good physical condition as this is a true mountain elk hunt. Our outfitter has excellent equipment, and based on weather, you may be hunting from horse, ATV, 4x4 pickup and, of course, be prepared for some old fashioned hiking. Accommodations vary by season but typically consist of modern cabin or ranch house services. With only 20-total tags available per hunt date, 5 being allocated to non-residents, you will need to book your hunt early. Since Colorado is a true preference point state, many hunters book a couple years in advance.
If you have, or are closing-in on the elk preference points listed below in the additional information, call WTA TAGS today and let’s talk about booking one of the very best elk destinations in North America – 1-800-755-8247.
$7,500 – 1x1
$5,500 - 2x1
$1,000 kill fee
Rifle: October, November/December, January
Guide service, modern cabin or ranch house accommodations, meals, in-field transportation and field care of trophies
Airfare, gratuities, Colorado elk permit and stamps
Fly to Denver, CO and rent a car. Directions to camp furnished by outfitter
Approximate License & Tag(s) Cost
$561 - Computer draw – deadline early April. Contact WTA TAGS for professional application assistance 1-800-755-TAGS(8247)
Physical Requirement Level
Level 3 - These hunts are a true wilderness experience and are usually conducted on horseback, while hunting species such as elk, moose, bear; also, some mountain lion and African Cape buffalo. Difficult to extreme hiking and backpacking can be involved.
Here is an approximation of the points you will need to draw a unit 20 elk tag in Colorado:
Archery ………….. 3 to 5 preference points
Muzzleloader …………… 11 to 13 preference points
1st Rifle Season ….…...…. 12 to 14 preference points
2nd Rifle Season ………...… 5 to 7 preference points
3rd Rifle Season ……………. 5 to 7 preference points
4th Rifle Season ………...…. 3 to 5 preference points
1st Rifle Late (Nov-Dec) … 4 to 6 preference points
2nd Rifle Late (January) …. 8 to 10 preference points