For the do-it-yourself elk hunter, this archery drop camp hunt is located in units 20 and 29. It takes place in the Roosevelt National Forest which borders Rocky Mountain National Park.These units offer excellent archery elk hunting opportunities and take very few preference points to draw (2-3 preference points). This area is remote and best accessed via horseback. You’ll be packed into a drop camp for two hunters which consists of wall tents with cots/mattresses, tables, chairs, lights, cooking utensils, wood stoves, propane stoves, fire wood, drinking water, bear proof containers and a latrine. Hunters will need to bring personal gear, food and drinks. There is a 75 lb. weight restriction per person on personal gear not including food. Each camp will be checked by radio on a daily basis. If you’re successful, your trophy will be packed out for you as part of the service. These units have good trophy potential with 300″+ bulls a real possibility. This is a true wilderness elk hunt, so it pays to be in good physical condition. Due to the limited availability, we recommend booking this hunt at least a year in advance. So, if you’re sitting on two Colorado preference points, give our office a call.
If you have questions regarding this hunt, have drawn a tag and now wish to locate the right outfitter, or would like assistance applying into the Colorado elk draw – please contact WTA TAGS at 1-800-755-TAGS(8247) or email us at [email protected]
5 Day Hunt
$561-Computer Draw, deadline is early April.
Contact WTA TAGS for professional application assistance 1-800-755-TAGS (8247)
Wall tent, cots, mattresses, tables, chairs, lights, latrine, fire wood, wood stove, propane stove, drinking water, cooking utensils, bear proof containers, horseback to camp and assistance with packing out trophy.
Airfare, vehicle rental, Colorado elk permit and stamp, personal gear, food and beverages.
Fly to Denver, rent a vehicle, and drive 90 minutes to Estes Park, Co.
Easy: Somewhat easy walking when it comes to physicality. Minimal walking or hiking and terrain is very accessible. Mostly hunting from blinds or tree stands.
Moderate: Physicality is somewhat moderate to advanced. Spot and stalk method of hunting as well as some hunting from blinds. Terrain can vary from prairies to mountains at higher elevations.
Difficult: Requires an advanced degree of physical endurance. Terrain is typically more mountainous and hunting can take place at higher elevation.
Extreme: Most difficult and physically demanding hunts. Requires advanced to extreme endurance and terrain or game pursued may involve dangerous situations.